LEN Issues Statement Amid Reports Of Vote Of No Confidence; Set For ‘Extraordinary Congress’

Paolo Barelli
Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala

European governing body LEN has issued a statement amid reports of a vote of no confidence at the LEN Congress Meeting in Budapest.

This led to a request for an extraordinary congress meeting which is being considered by LEN as faith in president Paolo Barelli apparently evaporates.

The statement read:

“The LEN annual Congress was held on 25 September 2021 in Budapest. It has duly approved both the LEN Activity Report and the Financial Report for the year 2020.

A petition requesting the holding of an Extraordinary Congress has also been received. It is currently being assessed by the Legal Department in accordance with the LEN regulations and Swiss law.

Some false accusations on the administration of LEN have been circulated. Such accusations have repeatedly been rejected by LEN, by the members of the Bureau as well as by an independent third party auditor.

LEN and its Bureau members are convinced of its good administration and governance and will continue to work for the good and interests of LEN and its Federations.

LEN reserve all liability actions against the promoters of the accusations in order to protect LEN’s image and integrity.”