The departure of the Latvian MEP pushed the group below its quota (Photo:

Farage's eurosceptic EP group falls apart

A narrow grey hallway on the seventh floor of the European Parliament was buzzing with journalists on Thursday (16 October).

In a small office, a young assistant was barely coping with ringing phones, emails, and knocks on the door, all wanting to know when her boss, Iveta Grigule, will be back or make a press statement.

"I simply don't know. She is not here and I doubt she'll be back before next week," the assistant said.

The unusual attention for the Latvian MEP was due ...

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