European Parliament head under scrutiny after luxury hotel visit

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European Parliament President Roberta Metsola is facing questions over a gifted stay with her husband in a French luxury hotel that was not declared in full to the parliament. The costs for the overnight stay last October in the region of Burgundy were paid by a French wine fraternity, according to a report by Politico on Friday. Metsola’s spokesperson confirmed the information to dpa. “It was not a mistake, no parliamentary president before me has ever taken this step,” Metsola told the Saturday edition of the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. Metsola made the trip public last week, in …

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