2013/2279(IMM)

Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity of Mario Borghezio

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2013/2279(IMM) Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity of Mario Borghezio
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead JURI RAPKAY Bernhard (S&D)
Lead committee dossier: JURI/7/14637
Legal Basis RoP 006
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Activites

  • 2014/04/02 Results of vote in Parliament
    • Results of vote in Parliament
    • T7-0257/2014 summary
  • 2014/03/24 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A7-0245/2014 summary
  • 2014/03/20 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

Votes

A7-0245/2014 - Bernhard Rapkay - Vote unique

2014/04/02
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 529 66 40 6 26 8 179 153 51 0
Against 61 0 2 10 0 16 33 0 0 0
Abstain 18 1 1 6 3 1 6 0 0 0

History

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  • The Committee on Legal Affairs adopted the report by Bernhard RAPKAY (S&D, DE) in which it called on the European Parliament not to defend the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Mario BORGHEZIO (IT, NI).

    Members recalled that Mario Borghezio (MEP) requested the defence of his parliamentary immunity in connection with proceedings before the Court in Milan in connection with statements he is alleged to have made in a radio interview of 8 April 2013.

    They recalled that according to Article 8 of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union, Members of the European Parliament may not be subject to any form of inquiry, detention or legal proceedings in respect of opinions expressed or votes cast by them in the performance of their duties.

    Members stressed however that this right does not authorise slander, libel, incitement to hatred, questioning the honour of others, or any utterance contrary to Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

    According to the notice served by the Prosecutor’s Office, the statements in question are punishable, that is to say for repeated public defamation and spreading discriminatory ideas founded on superiority or racial hatred.

    Given that the statements alleged to have been made exceed the tone generally encountered in political debate and are, moreover, profoundly unparliamentary in nature (contrary to Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and cannot therefore be deemed to have been made in the performance of the duties of a Member of the European Parliament), Members called on the European Parliament not to defend the immunity and privileges of Mario Borghezio.

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    • The European Parliament decided by 529 votes to 61, with 18 abstentions, not to defend the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Mario BORGHEZIO (IT, NI).

      Parliament recalled that Mario Borghezio (MEP) requested the defence of his parliamentary immunity in connection with proceedings before the Court in Milan in connection with statements he is alleged to have made in a radio interview of 8 April 2013.

      It recalled that according to Article 8 of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union, Members of the European Parliament may not be subject to any form of inquiry, detention or legal proceedings in respect of opinions expressed or votes cast by them in the performance of their duties.

      Parliament stressed however that this right does not authorise slander, libel, incitement to hatred, questioning the honour of others, or any utterance contrary to Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

      According to the notice served by the Prosecutor’s Office, the statements in question are punishable, that is to say for repeated public defamation and spreading discriminatory ideas founded on superiority or racial hatred towards the Rom ethnic group.

      Given that the statements alleged to have been made exceed the tone generally encountered in political debate and are, moreover, profoundly unparliamentary in nature (contrary to Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and cannot therefore be deemed to have been made in the performance of the duties of a Member of the European Parliament), the European Parliament decided not to defend the immunity and privileges of Mario Borghezio.

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