FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan.16, 2019 file photo, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaks at the European Parliament during a debate on Brexit, in Strasbourg, eastern France. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is under fire for comments praising Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Tajani told Radio 24 Wednesday evening that Mussolini ‘’did positive things,’’ including improving infrastructure, until ‘’he declared war on the entire world, following Hitler, until he promoted the racial laws’’ that restricted the rights of Jews and set the stage for their deportation to Nazi extermination camps. ‘’
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan.16, 2019 file photo, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaks at the European Parliament during a debate on Brexit, in Strasbourg, eastern France. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is under fire for comments praising Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Tajani told Radio 24 Wednesday evening that Mussolini ‘’did positive things,’’ including improving infrastructure, until ‘’he declared war on the entire world, following Hitler, until he promoted the racial laws’’ that restricted the rights of Jews and set the stage for their deportation to Nazi extermination camps. ‘’ Jean-Francois Badias, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan.16, 2019 file photo, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaks at the European Parliament during a debate on Brexit, in Strasbourg, eastern France. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is under fire for comments praising Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Tajani told Radio 24 Wednesday evening that Mussolini ‘’did positive things,’’ including improving infrastructure, until ‘’he declared war on the entire world, following Hitler, until he promoted the racial laws’’ that restricted the rights of Jews and set the stage for their deportation to Nazi extermination camps. ‘’ Jean-Francois Badias, File AP Photo