Migrants: Madrid parliament rejects EU-Turkey accord

All oppose except P.Popular, Socialists slam 'shameful accord'

11 March, 23:10

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, MARCH 11 - All Spanish political groupings except for the Partido Popular have cast votes in the Congress of deputies rejecting the agreement on refugees initialled last week between the EU and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey.

    Spanish Mps threw out the agreement with Ankara by 227 votes against compared to 123 in favour, El Pais online said.

    Socialist Party Secretary Pedro Sanchez called the pact with Erdogan an "agreement of shame," "immoral" and "illegal" and asked that it be modified before it is ratified by the European Council in Brussels next week.

    Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said that he "feels ashamed of the EU, which systematically is not respecting human rights".


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