Italy: MEP Brando Benifei commemorated the darkest hours in the history of Italy in Palermo, in Via D'Amelio, on July 19, 1992. In his address, He also mentioned that a few weeks after the Capaci massacre, the mafia killed Judge Paolo Borsellino and the five agents of his escort.
MEP Anna Cinzia Bonfrisco expressed that burning sacred texts of the Torah, the Bible in Sweden is an intolerable gesture of hate. She also mentioned that authorizing the burning of the Torah, the Bible, or any other sacred text in Sweden is not freedom of thought and expression but a vulgar offence to the religious feelings of believers.
MEP Isabella Adinolfi highlighted the Night of Researchers, an initiative the European Commission promotes that involves thousands of researchers and research institutions yearly in all European countries. She also mentioned that the event will be held in 26 countries on Friday, 29 September 2023.