EU Parliament cancels Strasbourg sessions over coronavirus
The European Parliament today canceled its plenary session in Strasbourg, due to the coronavirus. MEPs will meet at their headquarters in Brussels instead.
The European Parliament has three seats – Brussels, Strasbourg, and Luxembourg. Plenary sessions are held once a month in Strasbourg. They last from Monday to Thursday. More than seven hundred MEPs, their assistants, as well as journalists and lobbyists, come to the city, a symbol of German-French reconciliation, for four days.
DPA sent to the chairmen of parliamentary factions. He stated that he had decided to hold a plenary session this time in Brussels to meet security standards.
The European Parliament has canceled 130 planned actions as a precaution against coronavirus spread.