Skip to content

Historical Archives of the European Union

In memoriam of EU Parliament President David Sassoli

David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, has died at the age of 65.

12/01/2022 | News

The Historical Archives of the European Union is saddened to learn of the passing of European Parliament President David Sassoli on 11 January 2022.

Sassoli, a former journalist and politician from Italy, took up his role as European Parliament President in July 2019. He had served as a member of the European Parliament since 2009.

Sassoli is remembered as a profound European, deeply committed to democracy. In her statement on his death, Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stated that 'Our Union loses a passionate European, a sincere democrat, and a good man'.

The Archives extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends for their terrible loss.

 

Photo by Daina Le Lardic. Source: EP, © European Union 2020 

Back to top