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Schlyter: Parliament fooled by lobbyists

Carl Schlyter lashes out at colleagues in the European Parliament who voted no to the much debated scrapping fund yesterday, Thursday. Shipowners and port interests misled the Parliament, he says.

The EU Parliament was made victim to lobbyism, says member of the Parliament Carl Schlyter, who proposed the scrapping fund, after it was voted down yesterday. The fund was part of a proposal to tighten the legislation on ship scrapping.

"I am very dissapointed that the members of the European Parliament let themselves be fooled by misleading arguments from the port- and shipping industry," he says in a statement to the press.

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