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Monday, January 17, 2005

EU Considers Banning Nazi Symbols

That doesn't address their problems with anti-Semitism or anything. Never you mind, they are so much more enlightened.

EU considers Nazi symbols ban
Monday, January 17, 2005 Posted: 1406 GMT (2206 HKT)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union's top justice official was considering Monday whether the 25-nation bloc should ban the use of Nazi symbols after Britain's Prince Harry wore a swastika armband to a costume party.

Franco Frattini, the EU's justice and home affairs commissioner, said he was open to discussing the issue at a Jan. 27 meeting of EU justice ministers.

"It may be worth looking into the possibility of a total ban, a Europe-wide ban," his spokesman Friso Roscam Abbing told reporters. "Commissioner Frattini shares the general feeling of opprobrium on the use of the swastika and other Nazi symbols."


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