The footage shows Dzambazki, a member of the European Conservative and Reformist group, holding his right arm in front of him for a few seconds before leaving the room.
It happened during a debate over a European court’s decision to halt EU support for member states that undermines the rule of law. Dzhambazki vehemently said he disagreed.
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The move was criticized by other members of the European Parliament. The head of the meeting, Italian Pina Bicerno, said he wanted to check on camera images whether Gymbazki had actually given the Nazi salute. If so, Bicerno said the move should be taken “seriously” and sanctions could follow.
French European Affairs Minister Clement Bonn, who was also present at the discussion, spoke of a move that was “excessive and scandalous”.
Roberta Mezzola, the new president of the European Parliament, wrote on Twitter that “a fascist salute in the European Parliament is unacceptable anytime and anywhere.” She says the movement offends everyone in Europe.
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