There are too many white European Commissioners and MEPs, two MEPs of African descent complained as they called for new legislation that would take into account the racial and ethnic origin of EU representatives.
Alice Bah Kuhnke, a Swedish MEP and Vice-President of the European Greens, and Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a German MEP from the same faction, shared their complaints on the EUobserver, claiming they had encountered racism from the European Parliament’s security guards.
Kuhnke and Herzberger-Fofana say it is time for change and a real fight against “systematic racism”.
“Racism is something we have both personally experienced in our lives. The European Union is not an exception to the problem. We have both been stopped on several occasions by security personnel in the European Parliament asking us what business we had on the premises. None of our white colleagues have reported such experiences,” they claim.
Furthermore, the two MEPs believe…
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