The European Parliament Bureau, consisting of its President and 14 Vice-Presidents, decided on Monday evening to confirm the sanctions which Parliament’s President imposed on Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke and Italian MEP Gianluca Buonanno on 14 October.
The Bureau unanimously approved imposing €3,000 fine on Korwin-Mikke. The politician is also suspended from participation in all EP events for 10 days. This is the punishment for Korwin’s raising his hand in a Nazi salute and insulting migrants during his speech at the European Parliament.
During the July 2015 plenary session, Mr Korwin-Mikke raised his arm in a Nazi salute and said “This time it is ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Ticket”, in protest against an EU -wide transport ticket. Also, during a debate on 8 September, he referred to migrants as “human garbage”.
It is not the first such incident, EP press service says.
MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke is known for his populist and radical views. He is also a vocal supporter of Belarusian president Lukashenka. “He who is trying to overthrow Alyaksandr Lukashenka wants to see Russian tanks in Hrodna,” the Polish politician during a joint press conference with representatives of the Belarusian embassy in Poland. He said that Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski, a former political prisoner, was an ‘agent of Polish intelligence’.