BRUSSELS – European lawmakers will not be arriving to the French town of Strasbourg for following week’s plenary session due to this COVID-19 resurgence in France, the European Parliament president said Thursday.
David Sassoli tweeted the the session will be kept .
“The problem in France and Belgium is extremely serious and traveling isn’t advised,” he explained.
Plenary sessions scheduled in Strasbourg, that is the official chair of the European Parliament –‘ve now been scrapped since March due to concerns linked to the coronavirus. Staff and parliamentarians are largely located in Brussels but nearly all plenary sessions will need to be kept 450 kilometres (280 kilometers ) off in Strasbourg, much to the chagrin of several legislators.
However, French President Emmanuel Macron is still a powerful supporter of those Strasbourg sessions and lately stated that the EU has been”screwed” when the European Parliament quits assembly in Strasbourg. Macron also composed to Sassoli requesting him to get a recurrence of their plenary sessions into the Alsace town when October.
However, the health problem in France has since further slowed in France, prompting Macron to declare a night-time curfew from Paris and eight different cities to attempt and impede the spread of this virus.
“Strasbourg stays the house of (the European Parliament) and now we’ll do whatever we can to reunite,” Sassoli explained.
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