EU Parliament president hospitalized for second time in months

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The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, has been hospitalized for the second time in three months, the EU legislature’s press service said on Monday. The 65-year-old was admitted to hospital in Italy on December 26 “because of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system,” parliamentary spokesperson Roberto Cuillo said. All of the president’s official appointments have been cancelled, Cuillo added. The Italian centre-left politician spent several days in hospital in September due to pneumonia. He also had to skip the legislature’s October plenary session du…

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