While Britain continues its battle to be free of the EU, further signs are emerging from the continent that the march towards statehood continues.
Germany’s Bundesrat, the Upper House of his Parliament, has passed a law which will see anyone who ‘denigrates’ the EU flag and/or anthem face up to free years in prison.
The German Bundesrat (the Upper House of Parliament) has passed a new law which threatens up to three years in prison for anyone who denigrates the EU Flag or Anthem.
But of course, the EU is not a dictatorship or anything… https://t.co/i3171sjZFY
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The law will now go to the Bundestag, the lower house, and if it is passed there it will become law. Some regions in Germany, such as Saxony, have already criminalised any denigration or burning of the EU Flag and denigrating the EU anthem by bringing it in line with section 104 of the German criminal code.