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European Parliament to require that lawmakers and staff show valid Covid pass before entering - reports

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

European Parliament to require that lawmakers and staff show valid Covid pass before entering - reports

The EU's Directorate General for Personnel has informed lawmakers and staff they will have to show a Covid pass to enter parliamentary buildings in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg from November 3, according to media reports.
The measure will come into effect on Wednesday after a majority of the European Parliament's Vice Presidents backed requiring a Covid pass to limit the risk of spreading the virus, an email sent by the EU office, seen by POLITICO, confirmed.
The decision by Klaus Welle, the secretary-general of the European Parliament, to sign off on the Covid pass requirement sparked some opposition from MEPs, who suggested it is a “breach” of their fundamental rights.
“To our knowledge, the European Parliament would be the first in Europe to implement such a measure,” a group of MEPs stated, in a letter to European Parliament President David Sassoli.
“This would breach a very fundamental principle in a democratic house: never should an elected representative, having fulfilled all legal obligations,...

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