“No violation of the principles of the rule of law will go unpunished, also because no infringement will escape the application of the regulation”. This was stated in an interview with Corriere della Sera by the president of the European Parliament David Sassoli. “The Hungarian law – he declares, speaking of the new rules that prohibit the dissemination of homosexual content to minors – equates homosexuality and sexual orientation to pornography and uses the protection of children as a pretext to discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation . All of this is contrary to our principles of respect for minorities, equality and human dignity. We are determined to strongly defend Article 2 of our treaty. “
For Sassoli, the European debate on values ”serves Europe to strengthen its role. Perhaps not everyone realizes how much Europe is a point of reference in the world. And it is for the values it expresses, for its democratic system and its social model. We are a space of freedom and well-being looked upon with admiration “.
“Days ago – he continues – I received a petition signed by 270 thousand European citizens to support Patrick Zaki for Italian citizenship. I support this request, because becoming Italian citizens means becoming European citizens and thus we will have more chances to protect a boy who has studied in our universities, he was formed by feeding on our values and is cruelly punished for defending them “.