The PES devastated by the death of David Sassoli

11/01/2022

President of the European Parliament David Sassoli at a PES European Council Preparation Meeting, December 2019

President of the European Parliament David Sassoli at a PES European Council Preparation Meeting, December 2019

The Party of European Socialists is devastated by the death of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, an exemplary democrat, a true defender of European values and a remarkable human being.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“The entire European socialist and democratic family will deeply miss David. He was a generous, relentless fighter for the European project. He dedicated his political life to the ideas of democracy, justice and equality. An example of courage and determination, he will be missed by the PES and by everyone who ever worked with him.”

David Sassoli left us early Tuesday morning aged 65 years. The PES sends its condolences to his family and friends, to the Democratic Party in Italy and to the European Parliament, which he presided over with dignity and honour to the very end.