NEW Statement by Martin SCHULZ, EP President:
- following the accident of Georgios PAPASTAMKOS (EPP, EL), EP Vice-President
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 13/03/2013 First transmission: 13/03/2013
Greek EU deputy Georgios PAPASTAMKOS (EPP, EL), EP Vice-President , falls ill.
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||Exterior view of the EP , Strasbourg
||EP President entering the Hemicycle
||"Ladies and Gentlemen,
I'm sure you are aware of the very serious incident that happened here to our colleague PAPASTAMKOS. He suffered a very serious medical attack. I have no way of telling more.
I want to thank the colleagues that shared concerns for Mr PAPASTAMKOS and step in help the clerks spontaneously. We are very grateful to them, and hope that this will make a difference for Mr PAPASTAMKOS.
Mr PAPASTAMKOS is now in hospital, I can't tell you anything about the diagnosis as soon as we will have news from the hospital I will convey it to you, when we will have a clearer picture of how the situation is. Of course, with the necessary discretion. I must say once again, Mr PAPASTAMKOS's condition is extremely serious.
Ladies and Gentlemen I informed the family of Mr PAPASTAMKOS and his wife is on her way to Strasbourg.
A number of colleagues, as is only natural, have point out that we have to rethink the way we are organising votes in this house".