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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
E-001969-19
Question for written answer E-001969-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Mobbing in the Italian public service
 Answer in writing 

On 6 December 2018, the Naples Appeal Court definitively overturned the sentence of two months and 20 days imposed by the court of first instance on Lieutenant Giuseppe Di Bello, a police officer serving in the province of Potenza (Italy).

In 2010, he had been accused of leaking confidential information regarding ongoing investigations.

In fact, having been assigned to environmental monitoring duties, it was he who helped bring to light a major pollution scandal affecting drinking water supplied to millions of people in various regions of southern Italy.

Nine years after the charges were brought, Di Bello continues to occupy a post that is below his grade and qualifications, entailing considerable financial loss and serious repercussions for himself and his family.

In reply to Question E-001516/2016, the Commission indicated that responsibility for the matter lay with the national authorities.

Following conclusion of the judicial and administrative proceedings, the officer’s applications for reinstatement to the position he held prior to 2010 were all rejected.

In view of this:

What action will the Commission take to uphold his human rights in line with the TFEU (Article 2) and ECHR?

Original language of question: IT 
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