31 October 2016
"The European Commission today (31 October) repeatedly refused to apologise for, or investigate, racist and homophobic remarks made by Germany’s EU Commissioner in a secretly-filmed after-dinner speech.
Günther Oettinger described Chinese ministers visiting Brussels as “slitty-eyed” and “chisellers” at Wednesday’s Hamburg speech. He also mocked women and gay marriage.
Oettinger, who is facing calls in Brussels and Berlin for his resignation, defended his comments in a newspaper interview on Sunday. He said they were “sloppy” but denied they were racist or homophobic."
See the article: Commission won’t apologise for Oettinger’s ‘racist and homophobic’ speech (euractiv, link)
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