Mario Borghezio

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Mario Borghezio, MEP

Mario Borghezio (born 03 December 1947, Torino) is an MEP (since 2001) from the Italian political Lega Nord party the (the North League for Independence of Padania).[1]


Counterjihad links

Borghezio attended a Stop Islamisation of Europe demonstration in Brussels on 11 September 2007, the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The protest had been banned by the mayor and Borghezio was arrested along with two members of the far-right Belgian party Vlaams Belang, but later release.[2]

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Nothing to declare.[3]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted in favour of the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[4] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Abstained from voting the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[5]
  • Voted against the regulation concerning "traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" (A5-0229/2002). The amendment allows customers the right to choose GM free food.[6]
  • Abstained from voting the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[7] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the amendment on Bulgaria’s progress towards accession (A5-0105/2004). The report objects to extending the life of the nuclear power stations in Bulgaria.[8]

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate in law. On the Register of Lawyers since 1977.
  • Member of Turin City Council (1990-2001).
  • Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (1992-2004).
  • Under-Secretary for Justice (1994).
  • Chairman of the 'Government of Padania' (1999-2004).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 2001).


Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 (0)2 28 45704
+32 (0)2 28 49704
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  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Mario Borghezio, accessed 10 September 2010.
  2. Police arrest 2 far-right Belgian leaders at anti-Islam 9/11 protest, Associated Press, 11 September 2007, accessed via the Internet Archive on 24 February 2015.
  3. European Parliament, Dichiarazione degli Interessi di carattere finanziario dei deputati: Mario Borghezio, 04 December 2008, accessed 18 April 2009.
  4. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.