A democratic leader, proud Italian, generous, endearing: European and Spanish politicians remember Sassoli

After the unexpected death of David Sassoli, important politicians of the European institutions as well as several Spanish ministers have reminded the deceased

A democratic leader, proud Italian, generous, endearing: European and Spanish politicians remember Sassoli

After the unexpected death of David Sassoli, important politicians of the European institutions as well as several Spanish ministers have reminded the deceased president of the Eurocámara.

The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, showed his sadness for the death of Sassoli, who said he will long for "his human warmth, his generosity, his kindness and his smile."

In the same line, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Limen, who was said "deeply" saddened by the death of Sassoli, which defined as "a great European and proud Italian".

Sassoli was "a compassionate journalist, a prominent president of the European Parliament and, first of all, a dear friend," said German politics, after ensuring that his "thoughts are with his family".

Sassoli died on Tuesday at 65 at the Aviano Oncology Reference Center (CRO), in Italy, where he was hospitalized for two weeks, a few days after he was a position, which makes him the first head of a European institution that dies in the exercise of its functions.

Of his same political family, the president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (144 deputies), the Spanish Iratxe García, was "devastated" by the death of his "friend and colleague", the "Great" and " Endeñerable "President of the European Parliament (PE), whose" commitment for a better Europe was always inspiring ".

"Dear friend, beloved president, David Sassoli, we are going to throw you so much," said García in his official Twitter account in a first message in Spanish.

In very similar terms, the leader of the European Party Group (177 MEPs), Manfred Weber, who defined Sassoli as "a true European and a passionate ambassador of a more united and social Europe."

For his part, the European Commissioner of Economy, also Italian Paolo Gentiloni, got rid of praise with his compatriot and friend who will remember, he said, as "a democratic and pro-European leader." "David Sassoli has left us. Terrible news for all of us in Italy and Europe," said Gentiloni in his account in the Twitter social network.

The reactions have also happened in the Spanish political sphere. The president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, who has defined him as a "great defender of European values" and a "more united and social Europe during the pandemic".

"How sad news the death of President Sassoli. A progressive friend, a great defender of European values, who in recent years worked firmly by a more united and social EU during the pandemic. Tutto il MIO AFFETTO PER THE FAMILLIA E GLI AMICI DI David, "said Sánchez.

Spanish politicians of all signs have also expressed their condolences. Meritxell Batet, president of the Congress of the deputies, has shown him "Honda Sadness" and has defined him as a "convinced Europeanist, of deep democratic values, defender of consensus and, above all, a good friend".

"A great Europeist has gone, David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament. Dep", has written José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs. "David Sassoli was good to do, a dialogue capacity and firm commitment to humanistic values. It is, without a doubt, a great loss for the European family," Yolanda Díaz written.

The former Vice President of the Government and Founder of We Can Pablo Iglesias praised the "commitment to the antifascism" of Sassoli and dismissed him in Italian with the phrase "IL 25 Aprile Non è a ricorrenza: Pray and Semper, Resistance" as I remember the liberation of the Fascism and Nazism on April 25, 1945 ("April 25 is not anniversary: now and always, resistance")

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 05:37

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