Prime Minister Draghi’s condolences on the death of the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli
11 January 2022
The President of the Council of Ministers, Mario Draghi, wishes to express his sincere condolences on the death of the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli.
A man of the institutions, deeply pro-European and a passionate journalist, Sassoli was a symbol of poise, humanity and generosity. These qualities were always appreciated by all his colleagues, from all political persuasions and in all European countries, bearing testimony to his extraordinary passion for the public good, his ability to listen and his constant commitment to serving citizens.
His untimely and sudden passing has left us shocked and dismayed. I offer my personal condolences and those of the Government to his wife, Alessandra Vittorini, to his children, Livia and Giulio, and to all those who were close to him.