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EU Parliament president David Sassoli hospitalised in Italy for 'serious complication'

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European Parliament President David Sassoli in Brussels, on Dec. 16, 2021.
European Parliament President David Sassoli in Brussels, on Dec. 16, 2021.   -   Copyright  AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

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.