Europe, European Parliament Members' Offices Burgled During Lockdown - Cnn

Europe, European Parliament Members' Offices Burgled During Lockdown - Cnn

European Parliament members' offices burgled during lockdown

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7/2/2020 7:16:00 AM

Thieves have taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to break into the offices of the Europe an Parliament, according to a member who spoke to CNN

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With the headquarters in Brussels deserted, German MEP Nico Semsrott told CNN his office was broken into and equipment, including two laptops, were stolen. He said he believes "at least 50" of his colleagues' offices were burgled as he launched a social media campaign, tinged with humor, to highlight the apparent crime spree. The European Parliament told CNN in a statement that it received reports of thefts in April, and that"investigations are ongoing," adding it was in contact with local police and authorities. "We have offered help and support to the members affected and have put them in contact with the local police," the statement said. It did not give details on how many offices were targeted.Italian MEP Massimo Casanova said on social media his office was broken into and ransacked, but that nothing of value was missing. Read MoreWriting on his official Facebook page Wednesday he said:"Nice unknown people broke into my office in #Brussels. They forced the locks of the cupboards in search of I don't know what, turned some stuff upside down."He added that he had reported the incident.The Parliament building in Brussels has been largely empty since March when strict measures were introduced as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. MEPs and staff were encouraged to work from their home countries, and buildings were closed to external visitors.Semsrott says he first alerted DG Safe, the Parliamentary security service, and Parliament President David Sassoli six weeks ago, urging them to"take action and tell every MEP that there is something serious going on."In an email to colleagues Tuesday seen by CNN, Semsrott said"our only hope is to defend ourselves by doing what we do best: hopelessly printing message on paper," and included a link to download signs which said,"I politely ask you not to rob me," and,"please don't steal this." MEPs from across political divides have posted pictures of themselves with the Semsrott's signs on social media. Inspiriert von @nicosemsrott neues Sicherheitssystem in meinem Büro in Brüssel installiert. pic.twitter.com/mV93JfYKDp

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Redneck Europeans? Oh my. Ruffians from Romania, to hell in a Euro trash basket we go. Isn't globalization an amazing ancedot of democracy? Not thieves, protesters!! Thugs! The left sure had a great time looting American businesses for 4 weeks Thieves have taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to break into the offices of the European Parliament, according to a member who spoke to CNN

Vietnam war dodger Crafty, cunning yet a Clueless Covfefe needs a miracle to win and miracles are hard to come by: Joe Biden holds a whopping 14% lead! Shed red Go blue Anyway, four more months to go before the fat lady would sing on November the 4th. Oooh how can they do that. ComradeTrump What could your everyday thief possibly want there?

I'm gonna s^^t on those thieves. SPLAT They prefer to be called 'protesters' I think the Corona virus is not real disease in Sudan there is no any infect.. What did you expect They steal Harry's spine because that may explain his video. Security non essential? They must be members of Black Lives matter thugs.

Probably just wanted copies of the evidence.

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