European parliament fines far-right members for nazi salutes

This video says about itself:

Too far: Polish MEP gives Nazi salute, shouts fascist slogan in EU parliament

10 July 2015

The EU parliament is certainly a place for free debate, but a recent statement by an MEP has raised doubts over how far lawmakers can go in their comments.

Legislator Janusz Korwin-Mikke used a Nazi Germany salute to protest against a German-led motion to introduce travel tickets valid all over the EU.

Poland’s Foreign Minister has since issued an apology, saying he was ashamed by the incident.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Nazi Salute costs MEPs 3000 euros

Today, 13:21

A Polish and an Italian MEP have been fined and suspended because they brought the Nazi salute in July in the European Parliament. That happened during a debate on European transportation.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke from Poland and the Italian Gianluca Buananno are controversial. The 73-year-old Korwin-Mikke called refugees recently human waste. He also claimed that women are too stupid to play chess.

Buonanno wore during a visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament a mask of her face. …

The president of the European Parliament Schultz is fed up with the behaviour of the two, and gave them a fine of 3,000 euros for bringing the Nazi salute. They have been suspended for ten days.

Translated from the Italian wikipedia entry about Gianluca Buonanno, member of the European parliament for the racist Lega Nord party; formerly a member of the neo-fascist Mussolini fans of the MSI party:

On 19 September 2014, during the radio program La Zanzara, he was asked about same-sex unions. He proposed to “blacklist homosexual couples” and give them bananas:

“In Borgosesia [where he lives] there will be a dozen gays, but maybe they have increased. Maybe it would be best if I would blacklist them. Since they want to advertise their love, they have to be registered. If I were asked to celebrate homosexual marriage in the municipality where I would be the mayor, then I would say that it is better that you do a forced drugging cure. At best, offer gays bananas. Or a salad or a pansy.”

Refugee woman, children die again

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German Website ‘Refugees Welcome‘ Matches Refugees With Available Rooms

6 August 2015

The “Refugees Welcome” website aims to provide refugees with better housing options, helping match refugees with Germans who have spare rooms available in major cities.

By Ben Chacko:

Woman and 2 kids killed as boat sinks

Monday 26th October 2015

Deaths continue during refugee summit

A WOMAN and two children aged seven and two drowned yesterday after their boat smashed into rocks off the Greek island of Lesbos.

The latest deaths came as the leaders of central and eastern European nations met in Brussels to discuss how to manage the refugee crisis, in which 680,000 desperate fugitives have crossed into Europe by sea so far this year.

The largest numbers are fleeing the Western-fuelled conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan.

US signals military escalation in Iraq and Syria: here.

Many countries in eastern Europe have threatened to close their borders if yesterday’s conference, summoned by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, does not come up with a plan to manage the situation.

Hungary has already fenced off its Serbian border with razor-wire, forcing the refugee flow through Croatia instead. Croatian authorities said yesterday that Saturday had been their busiest day yet, with 11,500 people entering the country in one day.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Europe needed a “comprehensive solution.”

Serbia would not “put up any walls,” he said, but he added that if countries to its west closed their frontiers then Serbia would not be able to cope on its own.

The Brussels summit discussed measures to make it harder to cross the Turkey-Greece border.

The EU will offer hundreds of extra border guards and ships to patrol Greek waters — in return for EU border states refusing to allow refugees passage deeper into Europe.

But Human Rights Watch warned at the weekend that shutting people out would risk an even greater humanitarian catastrophe.

The degrading treatment of fleeing people at Europe’s borders is shameful,” the charity’s eastern Europe and Balkans researcher Lydia Gall said.

“Unless EU member states start working together to address the refugee crisis, people will die at Europe’s borders this winter.”

Last week, she pointed out, 1,400 refugees were stranded for 24 hours when Slovenian authorities refused them access on the grounds that its registration centre at the border point was full.

Denied permission to re-enter Croatia, they were stuck without food or water in freezing conditions with no shelter.

Dozens of similar incidents have been reported.

Germany: The Senate (state executive) of the City of Hamburg justifies its inhumane treatment of refugees by claiming that it is being forced to undertake emergency measures due to the massive surge and cannot do more than the “essential”. At the same time, however, the available accommodation and the support of specialized aid organizations are not being utilized: here.