On the 21st of October, four courageous Members of the European Parliament (MEP) from different countries across Europe held a press conference in Strasbourg outlining their opposition to vaccine mandates and certs. The press conference was held under the name, “Defending fundamental rights by opposing the misuse of Digital Green Certificate”.
The Digital Green Certificate or ‘Green Pass’ is proof that a European Citizen has been vaccinated against covid. In June, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the discriminatory pass with 546 votes to 91 votes including 51 abstentions.
Protests across Europe have been widespread regarding the so-called health pass. Italy has seen thousands of people protest throughout the country over consecutive weekends in the past few months. Dockworkers at the port city of Trieste in Italy recently held huge demonstrations against the mandates.
The four MEPs who voiced their concerns to millions of concerned European citizens were: Cristian Terhes (Romania), Ivan Vilibor Sincic (Croatia), Francesca Donato (Italy) and Christine Anderson (Germany). The elected Members of the European Parliament issued strong speeches in supporting the rights of workers across Europe against coercive mandatory covid digital certificates.
MEP Cristian Terhes posed the question, “People cannot work anymore, and they live under the threat of losing their jobs and livelihoods if they don’t have this certificate. Is this the type of European Union that we want to build, that we want to accept?”.
MEP and Lawyer Francesca Donato noted that, “We have a terrible situation in Europe today because human rights are not respected and all over Europe peaceful protests are violently repressed”. The Italian concluded by saying, “We must all today stand for the defence of human rights in Europe, we must do it all together and we must do it now”.
MEP Ivan Sincic expressed sadness at the current situation in Europe by saying, “It is really sad to see freedoms, rights, and the rule of law endangered in Europe today”. He described the Digital Green Certificate as “completely illogical”.
MEP Christine Anderson said: “let me say this, I am not afraid of this virus. What I am afraid of is governments abusing this or any other crisis for that matter, to infringe on civil rights, to revoke them or to question freedom altogether”. She issued a passionate rallying call to Europeans, “I call on all Europeans to stand up to any government trying to take away our freedom, civil rights and liberties!”.
The honourable MEPs in solidarity finished by saying, “We are here for you, and we will fight for you!”.