European Parliament president David Sassoli has been hospitalised in Italy due to abnormal functioning of his immune system, his spokesman said Monday.
Roberto Cuillo said in a statement that Sassoli has been in the hospital since 26 December and all his activities have been cancelled.
“This hospitalisation was necessary because of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system," the statement added.
Sassoli, 65, suffered a severe case of pneumonia in September during a plenary session of the Parliament and had to be hospitalised. He returned to Italy to recover but had a relapse that kept him away from his duties for a while.