Council of Europe Considering Ban on Neo-Nazi MPs
The parliamentary assembly of the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe is considering a ban on some of its extreme-right members if they are affiliated with parties that are considered ‘neo-Nazi, racist and anti-Semitic,” The European Jewish Press (EJP) reported.
Over 30 members of parliament on Monday expressed support for the proposal to challenge, according to the Rules of Procedures of the PACE, the credentials and the committee membership of Greek MP Eleni Zaroulia and of Hungarian MP Tamas Gaudy-Nagy.
The initiative, presented by Italian MP Fiamma Nirenstein, concerns the membership of the two parliamentarians who belong to the Hungarian Jobbik Party and the Greek Golden Dawn Party, both of which are known for their blatant neo-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic policies.
The request to comply with the rules of procedure of the Council of Europe will be examined by the Council’s Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs, according to EJP.
…In October, Eleni Zaroulia declared that the immigrant are “subhuman,” while Tamas Gaudy-Nagy, for his part, spoke about “the Holocaust industry” as a tool in the hands of the Jews to control the world.
‘I don’t think their membership suits the values of the Council of Europe - an organization aimed a promoting the culture of human rights and tolerance,’ said Italian MP Fiamma Nirenstein.