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Statement from President Higgins on the death of David Sassoli

Date: Tue 11th Jan, 2022 | 16:17

“It is with sadness that parliamentarians across Europe will have heard of the death today of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament.

Mr Sassoli had a distinguished career as a journalist and carried his ideals and experience from that time into his work in politics, where he made a valuable contribution in highlighting the importance of the European Union being closer to the people of Europe.

I would like to extend my sympathies to his family and friends, as well as to all members of the European Parliament, who I know will be deeply saddened by his passing.”