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Death of European Parliament President Sassoli
January 11, 2022

Man smiles in front of flag.
FILE – European Parliament President David Sassoli delivers a speech during the Award of the Sakharov Prize ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France on Dec. 15, 2021. David Sassoli, the Italian journalist who worked his way up in politics and became president of the European Union’s parliament, died at a hospital in Italy early Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, his spokesperson said. (Julien Warnand/Pool Photo via AP, File)


We send our deepest condolences to the people of the European Union on the passing of European Parliament President David Sassoli.  President Sassoli will be remembered as a strong supporter of the U.S.-EU partnership, a voice for democracy and human rights globally, and an advocate for a European Union that serves its citizens and is made stronger by its diversity.  Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.