The SWIFT interim agreement was rejected by the European Parliament with 378 votes to 196. Standing ovations. That is a strong message and indicates that members understood how outrageous the proposal was.
- BBC News with the full stream of the debate from yesterday
- Deutsche Welle (English)
- Wall Street Journal
- Financial Times Deutschland Kommentar
In German TV news Markus Ferber and Martin Schulz strongly criticised the American pressure, and expressed great institutional satisfaction. Martin Schulz criticised the ‘arrogancy’ of the Council ministers of interiour. Alexander Alvaro expressed similar concerns before.