2010/2283(IMM)

Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity of Elmar Brok

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2010/2283(IMM) Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity of Elmar Brok
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead JURI SPERONI Francesco Enrico (EFD)
Lead committee dossier: JURI/7/04661
Legal Basis RoP 006
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  • 2011/03/08 Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
    • T7-0075/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/03/03 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2011/03/03 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2011/02/28 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/11/22 EP officialisation

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    • The Committee on Legal Affairs unanimously adopted the report by Francesco Enrico SPERONI (EFD, IT) on the request for waiver of the immunity of Elmar BROK (EPP, DE), and decided not to waive immunity. 

      The request for waiver is set out in a letter from the Public Prosecutor of Bielefeld and involves a matter concerning the Member's income tax declaration. Criminal charges have been brought which would, in the case of an ordinary citizen, have attracted merely administrative proceedings. Moreover, the public prosecutor not only sought to withhold knowledge of the charge from Mr Brok on spurious and highly derogatory grounds for no due cause, but also made sure that the case received great publicity in the media, thus inflicting the maximum amount of damage on the Member concerned.

      Under these circumstances, it is plain that the case is one of fumus persecutionis in that it appears that the proceedings were brought with the sole aim of damaging the reputation of Mr Brok. Accordingly, the committee considers that it would be completely inappropriate to waive the Member's immunity.

      Consequently, the committee calls on the European Parliament not to waive the parliamentary immunity of Elmar Brok.

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    • 8.40.01.03 Members' immunity

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