On Monday the Speaker of the European Parliament David Sassoli said that Sunday’s incident was “a cowardly attack".
In addition to the petrol bomb, Mr Arimont’s house was also daubed with a message of hate. The attack is believed to be linked to the MEP’s views that strongly favour vaccination against coronavirus. Mr Arimont has lodged a complaint with the Judicial Authorities.
In a statement released on the social media platform Twitter on Monday the Speaker of the European Parliament wrote "We will never accept this form of hatred. In a democracy disagreement must be resolved with words and not with violence. Those that were responsible should be brought to justice”.