They called it “unacceptable” and “shame for the European Parliament.”
The daughter of the press secretary of President Dmitry Peskov Elizaveta got a internship in the office of the deputy of the European Parliament Emerik Soprad. Her name and surname are listed in publicly available on the European Parliament website, focus on it drew “real time.”
Shoprad confirmed by e-mail “Radio Liberty” that Peskova is undergoing an internship. He noted that Peskova does not work in Russia, and therefore a conflict of interests cannot arise.
Miss Peskova is the daughter of an important person in the Russian Federation, but as a student, she has no less rights than other young people who undergo an internship as part of their studies.
As noted by Radio Liberty, some members of the European Parliament were not aware of the internship of Peskova. MEP from Latvia Sandra Kalnite said that this situation is “unacceptable.” MP Petras Austrevikus from Lithuania called the internship Peskova “a great shame for the European Parliament.”
Shoprad is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, he is also a delegate to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. In 2014, he was a member of the international observers of the Crimean referendum.