The Brief – MEPs have parliamentary, not coronavirus immunity

Euractiv | Feb 28, 2020 at 4:27 PM
  • European Parliament staff who have travelled to coronavirus-affected areas in the past two weeks have been asked to stay at home but MEPs are under no such obligation.
  • As coronavirus concerns have escalated, the EU Parliament has taken the decision to implement precautionary measures, putting a “best practices” protocol in place to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • This is even more concerning because next week is a committee week and follows the so-called “Green Week”, meaning that many MEPs have been back home and in contact with their constituents even more than usual.