A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) known for his controversial views has caused outrage when he said Europe's unemployed youths are "n*****s".
Polish far-right Janusz Korwin-Mikke, leader of the Congress of the New Right party, made the comment as he delivered a speech to other parliamentarians.
"Four millions humans lost jobs. Well, it was four million n*****s. But now we have 20 millions Europeans who are the N*****s of Europe," the 72-year-old said.
"Yes, they are treated like N*****s!"
Korwen-Mikke sparked an outcry from other parliamentarians who immediately voiced their dissent and called for a public apology.
The Socialist coalition urged Korwen-Mikke to apologise or resign for what it called the "worst insult of racist discrimination and humiliation".
"What Mr. Korwin-Mikke has preached did not only offend those that have a different skin colour, but everyone who is inspired by the European values of dignity and equality," said Italian Socialist Cecile Kyenge.
Korwin-Mikke is well known for his inflammatory views which cause outcry in Poland and abroad.
While campaigning for the EU election last May, he called himself a "monarchist" who "support everybody being deprived of the right to vote".
He defined socialists as less intelligent than monkeys and advocated the "European Commission building should be turned into a brothel".