The plenary session of the European Parliament which was to be held this week in Strasbourg has once again been canceled, and has been for more than a year.
Alsatian elected officials are mobilizing and putting pressure on the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, but also on Emmanuel Macron.
A rally, at the initiative of the European Collectivity of Alsace is scheduled in front of the headquarters of the institution on Monday.
Members of parliament also wish to strengthen the institution's anchoring in Strasbourg by demanding "the installation and definitively of part of the staff in Strasbourg" as well as other events and working meetings.
Alsatian elected officials are mobilizing to put pressure on its president David Sassoli, but also on Emmanuel Macron while the parliamentary session which was to be held this week in Strasbourg is once again canceled. It will be held from Brussels. A situation that is renewed with the approach of each session since February 2020 and justified, according to Brussels, by the health crisis.
While last week the European Collectivity of Alsace (CEA) already denounced by the vote of a motion saying "no to the confiscation of the European Parliament by the Brussels technocracy", it is the turn of thirteen LR parliamentarians from Alsace to launch the offensive.
In an open letter to Emmanuel Macron, they underline that despite his initiative, last September, to write to David Sassoli to “remind the
European Parliament of its responsibilities”, more than half a year later, “nothing has happened. advanced.
Worse still, the return to Strasbourg is no longer a subject in the European Parliament today.
"Also, they ask" for a strong action "from Emmanuel Macron to" unblock the situation ".
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These Alsatian parliamentarians are calling for "the installation and definitively of part of the staff in Strasbourg", such as the Human Rights Unit, the Mediation Support Unit, the Sakharov Prize and Network Unit and that of election observation.
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Finally, a dozen other Alsatian parliamentarians sent a letter to David Sassoli asking him to "take example from the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe which was held this week, in hybrid format, since Strasbourg ”.
The president of the ECA, Frédéric Bierry, invites the Alsatian elected officials to meet symbolically at the time of the start of the session, this Monday April 26 at 5 p.m. on the forecourt of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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