“That gesture is from the darkest chapter of our history and must be left there,” said European Parliament President Roberta Metsola.
Bulgarian MP Angel Dzhambazki gave a Nazi salute in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
A member of the Bulgarian nationalist VMRO party, he made the gesture after participating in a debate on the rule of law in Poland and Hungary, Deutsche Welle reported.
“Long live the Europe of nations,” he declared.
Pina Piecerno, vice-president of the European Parliament, said the body would investigate with cameras what exactly occurred.
“We do not in any way allow fascist gestures and symbols. If this has been done, it is extremely serious and sanctions will be taken,” she stated, according to Deutsche Welle.
“A fascist salute in the European Parliament is unacceptable,” tweeted European Parliament President Roberta Metsola.
“It offends me and everyone else in Europe,” she added. “We stand for the opposite. We are the House of democracy. That gesture is from the darkest chapter of our history and must be left there.”
Tu as tout notre soutien Sandro.
— Renaissance (@Renaissance_UE) February 16, 2022