Today's Quote: Nikolay Barekov
"My English is quite good! With these English skills I spoke to Mr [Jean-Claude] Juncker and Mr [Jose Manuel] Barroso and I am the only MEP who secured EUR 10 M for his country."
MEP Nikolay Barekov commenting on accusations hurled at him in the past few weeks that his English-language skills are not as good as he had pointed out before.
Earlier in March, a TV show aired footage of Barekov's interview with Euronews on his work in the European Parliament's delegation communicating with Iran. The journalist-turned-politician then came under fire over his previous comments that he has proficiency in English.