The President of the European Parliament, Italian socialist David Sassoli, said on Friday that he was confident that the plenary sessions could take place again in Strasbourg (France) from next September, if the health situation allowed after several months of absence, the reason for the containment measures Combating the spread of the coronavirus in the European Union.
“We can’t wait to go back to Strasbourg. We told the French authorities and are saying it publicly because we want to go back,” Sassoli told reporters from Brussels after videoconferencing at a summit of EU leaders had spoken. .
The President of the Euro Chamber was convinced that “in September it will be possible” to return the plenary sessions to the French city, where the rules require twelve plenary sessions per year, although everything depends on how the epidemiological situation changes over time develops summer.
The institution is in regular dialogue with the French authorities to assess the situation, as the Italian politician said, who hopes to take stock of the situation again in July to determine whether a return is possible.