Strasbourg, 14th July 2014
Dear Mr. President Martin Schulz,
We are writing to you to raise a question of fundamental importance concerning
the election of the President of the European Commission, which will occur
next Tuesday, 15th of July 2014, during the plenary session in Strasbourg.
Under Article 117, paragraph 2, of the rules of procedures, the vote will be
taken by secret ballot. We firmly believe that the vote concerning the election of
the future President of the European Commission should be open as to ensure
the transparency of our parliamentary proceedings and allow the democratic
control over such election.
In the light of that, we would like to formally request, according to rule 180,
paragraph 2, that such vote will take place by roll call.
MEP Co-Chair of EFDD group
Fabio Massimo Castaldo