Green MEP co-signs letter to Commissioners concerning Bishop Szymon Niemiec

Green MEP co-signs letter to Commissioners concerning Bishop Szymon Niemiec

December 3rd, 2019

Alex has added her signature to a letter to Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency; Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life; Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice; and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality.

The letter is concerning Bishop Szymon Niemiec, a Bishop who has been charged with offending religious feelings by the Public Prosecutor in Warsaw for his work supporting the local LGBTQI community. 

If found guilty, he could be subject to a fine, a restriction of liberty or up to two years' imprisonment under Polish law. The letter expresses a shared concern for his situation, which fails to respect fundamental EU values. It asks designate members of the 2019-2024 Commission to confirm what measures the new Commission will take to ensure that the principles of equality for all and dignity are upheld in all Member States.

Please read the letter in full below:

Letter in full

Green MEP co-signs letter to Commissioners concerning Bishop Szymon Niemiec

Green MEP co-signs letter to Commissioners concerning Bishop Szymon Niemiec

December 3rd, 2019

Alex has added her signature to a letter to Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency; Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life; Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice; and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality.

The letter is concerning Bishop Szymon Niemiec, a Bishop who has been charged with offending religious feelings by the Public Prosecutor in Warsaw for his work supporting the local LGBTQI community. 

If found guilty, he could be subject to a fine, a restriction of liberty or up to two years' imprisonment under Polish law. The letter expresses a shared concern for his situation, which fails to respect fundamental EU values. It asks designate members of the 2019-2024 Commission to confirm what measures the new Commission will take to ensure that the principles of equality for all and dignity are upheld in all Member States.

Please read the letter in full below:

Letter in full

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