Liberals say NO to Beppe Grillo

“I have come to the conclusion that there are not enough guarantees to push forward a common agenda to reform Europe,” said Guy Verhofstadt, leader of ALDE Group.

According to Politico Europe ’s sources a blocking minority among ALDE’s 69 MEP had formed before the meeting started at 5:30pm Brussels time. Between 26 and 30 MEPs were opposed to the deal.