EU: Commission won’t apologise for Oettinger’s ‘racist and homophobic’ speech


"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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