The resignation of two of the three MEPs in question and the decision to expel the third one from his political group are the logical steps. Elected representatives of the people should know what is right and wrong.
We should however not forget that there are many people in public service that are highly principled and dedicated to work hard in the interest of the people.
Personally, I was very saddened and disappointed by the news.
Jerzy Buzek, Presedintele Parlamentului European
Update - Intr-un excelent editorial, Dan Tapalaga bate saua sa priceapa iapa: Stalinisti rau europenii. Si popularii, si socialistii. Au calcat in picioare prezumtia de nevinovatie. N-au mai aseptat nici sentinta in justitie, nici macar rezultatul anchetei din PE. Le-au fortat demisia celor trei din PE in mod abuziv, ca procurorii sovietici, sub amenintarea excluderii din partidele lor. Sa-i invatam, deci, autosuspendarea democratica?