The MEP Monica Semedo, who was sanctioned this week for the second time for bullying employees, stated Friday she’s going to take the Parliament to courtroom to overturn the choice.
The Luxembourgish lawmaker, who sits as an impartial inside the liberal Renew Europe grouping, was handed a effective on Tuesday value €3,380 by President Roberta Metsola, prompting Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel — the chief of the political get together Semedo give up final 12 months — to sentence Semedo’s habits.
“Ms Semedo will convey an motion for annulment of this choice earlier than the Normal Courtroom of the European Union,” Semedo wrote in a press release Friday. Semedo stated she expects that the courtroom “will acknowledge each the dearth of basis of the accusations introduced towards her and the violation of her elementary rights,” in accordance with the assertion.
Semedo additionally wrote that she “strongly denies” the allegations, which have been examined by an inner parliamentary committee on harassment, and stated that “substantial proof” was ignored by the committee, made up in a part of fellow MEPs. She additionally claimed that she was refused the flexibility to testify within the presence of her lawyer, and that Metsola refused to listen to her aspect of the story.
Metsola stated that she made her choice “after bearing in mind the observations of the member involved,” when saying the penalty this week.
A spokesperson for Metsola stated: “We don’t touch upon these procedures, however she has after all the fitting to go to courtroom.”