STRASBOURG – The Pole Ryszard Czarnecki is because of a controversial statement no longer vice-president of the European Parliament. The 55-year-old politician had his compatriot and fellow-Member of the european parliament Roza Thun, compared with Polish nazicollaborateurs that in the Second world War, Jews have been betrayed.
The leaders of the largest political groups in the parliament find this to be unacceptable and had last week presented him from his position, to release. They were given Wednesday in Strasbourg, the required two-thirds majority behind him (477 at 196).
Czarnecki is on behalf of the Polish nationalist ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) in parliament. He is part of the group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) , which had argued for its retention. The man can be ’just’ Mep remain.