EU lawmakers fined for Nazi salutes, images in parliament

The European Parliament has sanctioned an Italian lawmaker who wore a T-shirt with an image combining Adolf Hitler and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a plenary session two weeks ago. The assembly said in a statement on Tuesday that it fined Gianluca Buonanno 3,060 euros ($3,378) and suspended him from activities in parliament for 10 days. He is still allowed to vote. During a later debate with Merkel present, Buonanno wore a Hitler-style moustache and gave a Nazi salute. Polish deputy Janusz Korwin-Mikke received the same sanction for using a Nazi salute in the assembly in July. Korwin-Mikke also referred to migrants as “human garbage.”



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