The EU Court suspended on November 5, 2021 the decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament which conditioned the entry into the European Parliament of any person, including MEPs, holding a Green Certificate, according to a statement by Romanian MEP Cristian Terheș.
In a post on his personal Facebook page, Cristian Terhes announces that the EU Tribunal suspended on November 5 the decision on the obligation to present the green certificate upon entering the European Parliament.
He claims that the suspension is not final and can be replaced or revoked at any time.
“On November 5, 2021, the EU Tribunal suspended the decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament, which conditioned the entry into the European Parliament of any person, including MEPs, by holding a Green Certificate. The suspension is temporary, and can be revoked or replaced at any time until the end of the process.
The actions for suspending and annulling this decision were opened both by a series of MEPs and by a number of employees of the European Parliament, all of whom were represented by the law firm “Notre Bon Droit”, he wrote.
At the same time, he claims that this abusive measure was protested both by the unions of the employees of the Parliament and by the MEPs. Specifically, several MEPs sent a letter to President Sassoli calling for the repeal of the abusive measure.
“The Bureau of the European Parliament, in an abusive action that had the support of most political groups, especially EPP (where is PNL), Renew (where is USR) and S&D (where is PSD), decided on October 27, 2021 that It will not be possible to enter the European Parliament in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg unless the Green Certificate is presented at the entrance. The decision applies, starting with November 3, to both MEPs and employees and visitors to the European Parliament.
Both the unions of the employees of the Parliament and the MEPs protested against this abusive measure.
For example, dozens of MEPs signed a letter to President Sassoli asking him to repeal the abusive measure.
In two press conferences, the MEP Cristian Terhes (PNTCD – ECR Group), together with other MEPs, showed the abuse of this measure, publicly asking the President of the European Parliament to revoke this decision “, he added.
The last move was made on November 4, when five MEPs went to the EU General Court where they challenged the decision, demanding its annulment, which is the main reason why it was decided to suspend the temporary green certificate.
“On November 4, 2021, five MEPs challenged this decision in the EU Tribunal, demanding both its annulment and its suspension. The five MEPs who opened the process are Robert Roos, Anne-Sophie Pelletier, Francesca Donato, Virginie Joron and another MEP who asked to remain anonymous.
The President of the EU Tribunal, M. van der Woude, decided on 5 November to suspend this decision in the applicants’ case, stating that:
“4. At this stage of the procedure, given the interference in the full and active exercise of the applicants ‘mandates, the arguments contained in the application for interim measures, even if established, justify adapting the status quo until the President of the General Court examines the parties’ arguments in more detail.
5. In those circumstances, it is necessary, in the interests of the proper administration of justice, to suspend the operation of the contested decision by limiting the applicants’ access to the European Parliament to a negative self-test. If the result is positive, this test should be followed by a PCR test. In the event of a positive result in the last test, the European Parliament may refuse applicants access to its seat. “”, He added.
He also recommended that Romanians fight for their rights and freedoms, in the context of the presence of an abusive and illegitimate system that has turned against citizens.
“In conclusion, the President of the EU Tribunal established in the operative part of the ordinance that:
„1) The execution of the Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of October 27, 2021 regarding the exceptional health and safety norms that regulate the access in the European Parliament buildings to its three jobs IS SUSPENDED until the date of the order to terminate this summary procedure.
2) Mr Robert Roos, Ms Anne-Sophie Pelletier, Francesca Donato, Virginie Joron and IC can access the seats of the European Parliament on the basis of a negative self-test. If the result is positive, this test should be followed by a PCR test. If the final test is positive, the European Parliament may refuse applicants access to its seat. “
“The suspension, even if temporary, by the EU Tribunal of the European Parliament’s decision to condition access to its premises in possession of a Green Certificate demonstrates the abuse of this decision and, implicitly, the inefficiency of this certificate which, in fact, does not certify anything, as long as someone vaccinated can become infected and spread the disease, and someone tested is certified not to be infected only at the time of the test “, said Cristian Terhes, PNTCD MEP.
The actions of the MEPs who oppose this conditioning will continue until this decision is definitively annulled and will return to normal.
“The recommendation I make to all Romanians is to fight for their own rights and freedoms. It is clear that we are dealing with an abusive and illegitimate system, which has turned against its own citizens, to dominate them, enslave them and subdue them. It is our calling and obligation, of all of us, to fight for freedom “, concluded Terhes.