May 18, 2013
Strauss-Kahn cancels European Parliament speech after MEP's complaints
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cancelled plans to speak at an European Parliament debate next week, after MEPs said it would be "indecent" for him to speak at the House.
Strauss-Kahn was scheduled to take part in a March 27th debate organised by EU40 – a group of MEPs aged under 40 m – about the world’s financial crisis. The event was
The event also features the former head of the International Monetary Fund alongside eurozone chief Jean-Claude Juncker and ex-European Central Bank boss Jean-Claude Trichet.
Strauss-Kahn's withdrawal followed a protest by three Socialist MEPs, who wrote to Parliament president Martin Schulz stating it would be "indecent" for the former IMF chief to participate on the Forum.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, quit his International Monetary Fund post after he was accused last May of trying to rape a New York chambermaid, although criminal charges were later dropped.