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European Parliament president promises ‘shakeup’ over scandal

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Roberta Metsola pledges reform of lobbying and access after vice-president reportedly charged with corruption

The president of the European Parliament has promised to change its rules on lobbying transparency and accessibility in the wake of a corruption scandal that has led to the downfall of one of the institution’s 14 vice-presidents.

“We will shake up this Parliament and this town,” Roberta Metsola (pictured speaking) told a Parliament session in Strasbourg, France, on 12 December. “We will launch a reform process to see who has access to our premises, how these organisations…and people are funded, what links with third countries they have, we will ask for more transparency on meetings with foreign actors and those linked to them.”

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