The European Parliament has restricted access of the Russian delegation to the assembly in a jab at Moscow for banning 89 EU politicians from entering Russia. (The Moscow Times)
EP President Martin Schulz decided to:
- restricting free access to Parliament to the Ambassador and one other named diplomat;
- assessing requests for access by Members of the Duma and the Federation Council on a case-by-case basis;
- suspending Parliament’s engagement with the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
Schulz faced also criticism from other Political groups and fellow MEPs for his unilateral decision.