The European Parliament was furious at the incident. The deputy denied having wanted to make a Nazi gesture, referring to a “simple salute”.
Angel Dzhambazki was a Bulgarian nationalist MEP and was deprived of six days of daily allowance because he made a gesture. “Seen as the Nazi salute”In the hemicycle of February, Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, announced this Tuesday, April 5, the announcement. The rules state that this amount is equivalent to 2,028 euro.
“A fascist salute in the European Parliament is unacceptable”The president of the institution, Roberta Metsola, Maltese, tweeted (EPP, right). “It offends me and it offends everyone in Europe (…) This gesture is part of the darkest chapter in our history and must remain there. »
“I have decided to impose a sanction on Angel Dzhambazki for his inappropriate behavior on February 16, 2022, when he extended his right arm in a gesture that was perceived as a Nazi salute while leaving the room”She then declared, opening the day’s debates in Parliament meeting at Strasbourg plenary session.
“This damaged the dignity and reputation of the European Parliament”She said that the sanction was known to the elected official, and that he had the option of appealing. After the incident which caused outrage in Europe, the Bulgarian MEP said that she had not intended to make a Nazi gesture and that he could appeal. “just hello”.
After having spoken during a debate, he climbs the steps towards exit of the hemicycle before turning around and extending right arm in front. He then flattens his hand for a few seconds before departing.