MEP fined for harassment says she’ll take EU Parliament to courtroom – POLITICO

The MEP Monica Semedo, who was sanctioned this week for the second time for bullying workers, stated Friday she is 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 wonderful on Tuesday price €3,380 by President Roberta Metsola, prompting Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel — the chief of the political occasion Semedo give up final yr — to sentence Semedo’s conduct.

“Ms Semedo will carry an motion for annulment of this determination earlier than the Normal Court docket of the European Union,” Semedo wrote in an announcement Friday. Semedo stated she expects that the courtroom “will acknowledge each the shortage of basis of the accusations introduced towards her and the violation of her basic 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 power to testify within the presence of her lawyer, and that Metsola refused to listen to her facet of the story.

Metsola stated that she made her determination “after making an allowance for the observations of the member involved,” when asserting the penalty this week.

A spokesperson for Metsola stated: “We don’t touch upon these procedures, however she has after all the correct to go to courtroom.”

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