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Martin Schulz refers incident involving MEP Steven Woolfe to Advisory Committee

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07/10/2016
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The EP President Martin Schulz
The EP President Martin Schulz

Following the events of Thursday afternoon in the European Parliament’s premises in Strasbourg which resulted in an MEP collapsing unconscious and being rushed to hospital, President Schulz made the following statement:

“I would first of all like to wish a speedy recovery to Steven Woolfe, MEP, who is currently hospitalised. I also heartily thank the Parliament’s staff and medical service which provided the first aid as well as the French medical services which have subsequently been caring for him.

The reported facts are extremely serious. It goes without saying that disrespectful and violent behaviour does not have a place in the European Parliament. Moreover, indulging in this kind of conduct might result in a breach of Rule 11 of Parliament’s Rules of Procedures and of Article 1 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament.

As a consequence, and regardless of the possible judicial consequences that this incident may also have, I have decided today to refer this very regrettable matter to the Advisory Committee established by the Code of Conduct, and asked for it to be dealt with as a matter of urgency next week.”

For further information:
Giacomo Fassina
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John Schranz
Press officer
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