European Parliament plenary returns to Strasbourg

Strasbourg, Jun 7 (EFE).- The European Parliament’s Strasbourg headquarters opened its doors for a plenary session after being closed for 15 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The session in Strasbourg, a city of great significance for France as a symbol of European reconciliation, will be held with a mix of online and in-person interventions and will be heavily affected by restrictions.

The June plenary session started Monday after 5pm local time with roughly 70 MEPs present in the hemicycle alongside EP President David Sassoli, who celebrated the return to Strasbourg.

“Many of our citizens have dealt with tough social and economic situations. Our countries suffered paralysis,” he said, highlighting that despite the pandemic, the EP continued to work from Brussels.

“Restarting our activities in Strasbourg is a sign of confidence and hope for everyone.” EFE


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