The EU-Council has reacted with a press release (PDF) to the denial of the European Parliament to discharge its budget, as shown in this post.
If this is meant to be a public relations activity by the Council, then this is absolutely poor!
It looks to me like the helpless try of the Council Secretariat (not even of the Council itself) to safe its reputation. But its really badly done, and I don't believe that this will satisfy the Parliament, since it doesn't even satisfies me.
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