Slovakia sends its 14th MEP to Brussels after Brexit

Miriam Lexmann is a Christian Democrat.

KDH MEP Miriam Lexmann.KDH MEP Miriam Lexmann. (Source: TASR)

Slovakia is one of 14 EU member states that have gained an additional seat in the European Parliament (EP) after 73 British MEPs left due to Brexit.

Miriam Lexmann from the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) became Slovakia’s 14th MEP from February 1. She will join the European People’s Party (EPP) in Brussels.

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“There is nothing to celebrate after Britain left the EU, and tears will not help us,” she said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Lexmann wants to focus on how competences are divided between the EU and member states, saying tax-, culture-, and ethics-related questions must remain in the hands of EU members states, as reported by the TASR newswire.

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