The European Parliament in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) has not seen any MEPs since March. Not a single divestiture has taken place since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic. Next week’s session has once again moved to Brussels, Belgium. For Anne Sander, LR-PPE MEP, this is a breach of the treaties: “We cannot invoke the pandemic in order not to come to Strasbourg“, she says.
Daniel Freund, MEP The Greens in Germany who no longer has to commute, believes he is “much easier to keep a distance and respect precautionary measures at home“. The return to normalcy is not envisaged for several months. So Emmanuel Macron has taken on the role of lawyer.”European Parliament to meet in Strasbourg, Says the President of the Republic. If the European Parliament, we accept that it only meets in Brussels, we are screwed“. The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, is firm: the objective is to return to Strasbourg … but not at the moment. Regrettable for the local economy, since several sectors live in part from the presence of deputies.
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