2009/2020(IMM)

Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity of Umberto Bossi

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2009/2020(IMM) Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity of Umberto Bossi
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead JURI LEHNE Klaus-Heiner (PPE-DE)
Lead committee dossier: JURI/6/74275
Legal Basis RoP 006
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2009/05/05 Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
    • T6-0338/2009 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2009/04/23 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2009/04/23 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2009/04/21 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/04/17 Committee draft report
    • PE423.838

Documents

Votes

Rapport LEHNE A6-0269/2009 - vote unique

2009/05/05
Position Total ALDE GUE/NGL IND/DEM NI PPE-DE PSE UEN Verts/ALE correctional
For 563 69 27 6 16 216 163 32 34 0
Against 13 0 0 3 3 1 6 0 0 0
Abstain 13 3 0 4 2 2 1 0 1 0

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

2012-02-09
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    • The Committee on Legal Affairs unanimously adopted the report drawn up by Klaus-Heiner LEHNE (EPP-ED, DE) on the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Umberto Bossi (former Italian MEP), considering that the immunity of Mr Bossi should be defended, for the following reasons:

      At the sitting of 9 March 2009, the President of Parliament announced that he had received a request for the defence of the parliamentary immunity of Umberto Bossi by letter of 24 February 2009. The request relates to the investigation concerning Mr. Umberto Bossi in connection with an indictable offence pursuant to Article 61(10) and 612, paragraphs I and II, of the Italian Criminal Code, which is pending before the District Court's Public Prosecutor's Office of Verbania. The investigation relates to the fact that during an electoral meeting held in Verbania on 6 April 2008, Umberto Bossi referred to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Giuliano Amato, in quite harsh terms, not to say insulting, in connection with the electoral procedure.

      Given that Article 9 of the Protocol on privileges and immunities provides that Members of the European Parliament have absolute immunity from legal proceedings "in respect of opinions expressed [...] in the performance of their duties" and that, according to the parliamentary committee's analysis, Mr Bossi merely commented on facts in the public domain which had an Italian and European political dimension, MEPs consider that the immunity of Mr Bossi should be defended.

      The Committee on Legal Affairs therefore decided to call on the European Parliament to defend the immunity of Umberto Bossi.

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    • Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 006
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    • 8.40.01.03 Members' immunity

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