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Statement by the spokesman of the European Parliament

"The European Parliament confirms that seven and six years ago, one of the perpetrators of the Brussels terrorist attacks worked for a period of one month for a cleaning company which was contracted by the European Parliament at the time. As a student, he held a summer holiday job cleaning at the Parliament for one month in 2009 and one month in 2010. Those were the only instances he worked at the Parliament.

As required by the contract, the cleaning firm submitted proof of the absence of a criminal record to the European Parliament."

"Le Parlement européen confirme qu’il y a six et sept ans, l’un des individus ayant perpétré les attaques terroristes de Bruxelles a travaillé pendant une période de deux mois pour une entreprise de nettoyage en contrat avec le Parlement européen à l’époque. Alors étudiant, il a travaillé au nettoyage du Parlement l’été, un mois en 2009 et un mois en 2010. Ce sont les seules occasions durant lesquelles il a travaillé au Parlement.

Comme exigé contractuellement, l’entreprise de nettoyage avait alors fourni au Parlement européen la preuve de l’absence d’antécédents criminels de l’individu."

Jaume Duch Guillot