On behalf of The Left group in the European Parliament, Co-Presidents Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan express their sadness at the death of the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli:

“This news is a huge loss for Europe, and especially for the institution that he carefully and diligently led. Passionate and committed, he always maintained positive and friendly relations with Left MEPs throughout his work.”

“Our condolences go to his loved ones. He will be deeply missed.”