A group of deputies of the European left, Gue, has left the Chamber of Strasburgodurante the debate on the Association Agreement and free trade between the EU and Ukraine.
The straw that broke the camel's back was the phrase that Martin Schulz has given the right to speak to Prime Minister of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, connected by Kiev stream. According to Eleonora Forenza, head of the delegation from the Other Europe with Tsipras, the fact that the President of the Parliament has defined what is happening in Ukraine a peaceful revolution is "unacceptable." For this reason, most of the members Gue has left the chamber and then return later and vote against the agreement of association.
The group of euro-left pointing his finger around the haste with which the European Parliament has addressed the issue. "This agreement required a much deeper debate," said Barbara Spinelli, "and the EU institutions have not taken enough time dealing with the issue." Spinelli for the EU "should ask Kiev to disband militias Nazi" and "ask for assurances that the Russian populations in the East and South of the country will be protected." "We want a Europe based Antifascism," he added Forenza.
Even more direct Spanish MEP Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos, who wondered if "the EU is just a pawn in chess or the United States still has an independent foreign policy that does not endanger people."