Romanians in Italy formally submitted a penal complaint against the far-right Italian senator who described the Romanian ethnics as "specialized in raping". "The statements made by Senator Stiffoni instigate to discrimination and racist hate, which comes against Italian laws", the complaint reads. The complaint was submitted on Thursday by the president of the Romanians' Party, lawyer Giancarlo Germani.

“It is absurd to have an Italian parliamentarian to instigate to ethnic hate against an entire people without getting punished", the document reads.

Stiffoni declared on Wednesday that "the Romanian people is specialized in rapes and is not worthy of living in an united Europe".