Friday, July 11, 2014

EU: Holocaust denier MEP gets seat on Civil Liberties Committee

Jewish leaders worldwide have called on the European Union to introduce minimum election thresholds for the European Parliament after a neo-Nazi took a seat on its Civil Liberties Committee. 
The call comes after EurActiv’s exclusive story Monday about German MEP Udo Voigt, which sparked furious reactions from outraged Jews in Israel, the US and Europe.  
Voigt is a Holocaust denier. He claims no more than 340,000 Jews died in the Holocaust, rather than the six million who were murdered by the Nazis. His Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD), is classified by German intelligence as a far right extremist party.
More: EurActiv

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