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11th Dec 2016

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Leading Danish MEP steps down from post

Danish MEP, Morten Messerschmidt, on Wednesday stepped down as chair of the Danish People's Party's sub-group in the European Parliament, affiliated to the conservative ECR group. A top-scoring MEP in the 2014 elections, Messerschmidt fell out with fellow MEP and former party ally, Rikke Karlsson, who last week reported him to the police for identity theft in relation to Messerschmidt's administration of an EU grant-receiving foundation called Meld.

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