European parliament denies access to all persons or groups involved in terrorist acts

Tiskové zprávy   |  21.11. 2017

Brussels – European parliament endorsed the President’s Tajani proposal to systematically deny access to all persons, groups, or entities involved in terrorist acts, as listed in the annexed Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1426.

„It is a reaction to our complaint after a Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled was invited for one private session to European Parliament. I am happy that we have eventually established what should have been obvious before!“ reveals MEP Tomas Zdechovský (KDU-CSL, EPP) who was the initiator of the complaints to President Tajani.

In view of that decision, and in the context of combatting terrorism, Members of the European Parliament and Political Groups are requested not to invite persons listed in the Council Decision or individuals representing entities or groups on that list, nor to facilitate their access to Parliament. In addition, these persons, entities, and groups may not be promoted through audio-visual presentations or other events on Parliament’s premises.

In case of doubt, or of the possible presence or promotion on Parliament’s premises of any of the persons, entities, groups, or individuals affiliated with them, please contact the Directorate General for Security and Safety.

The Council may adopt some amendments now, so we can be sure the situation with Leila Khaled will not happen again,“ adds Zdechovsky.

Jitka Fialová

Kontakt: Tomáš Zdechovský, + 420 774 888 300, tomas.zdechovsky@europarl.europa.eu

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