BRUSSELS (AP) — The daughter of the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has secured an intern’s job at the European Union’s legislature at a time of increasing political confrontation between the EU and Russia.
Right-wing French lawmaker Aymeric Chauprade on Tuesday defended his decision to hire Elizaveta Peskova, the daughter of Dmitry Peskov, saying she is a trainee studying law and international relations in France.
“The European Parliament has validated the contract and all procedures have been respected,” Chauprade said, adding that the criticism amounts to “conspiratorial Russophobia.”
The European Parliament said interns do not get access to sensitive information. The story …read more