EU Parliament President Sassoli in hospital with pneumonia

David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, has spent the past few days in the hospital with pneumonia, according to a statement issued Monday.

“The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli was taken to the Hôpital Civil in Strasbourg on Wednesday 15 September,” said the statement from Sassoli’s spokesperson Roberto Cuillo. “After the necessary medical examinations, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and was immediately treated. He is in a good condition.”

Sassoli, an Italian Social Democrat, became Parliament president in 2019 as part of a broader agreement to dole out top EU jobs. Under the deal, Sassoli is expected to stand down when his term ends in January, although he is believed to be seeking a second term



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