Noichl Report passes only narrowly in EP

noichl voteThe controversial Noichl Report has been adopted in today’s EP plenary session with a rather narrow majority of 341 against 281 votes with 81 abstentions. In other words, the report did not receive the support of a majority of the currently 751 MEPs.

Although the text has been – formally speaking – “adopted”, it has no binding legal effect and, given that actually a majority of MEPs did not vote for it, it is unlikely that the “strategy” it outlines will actually be followed.