Schulz on the death of Emilio Colombo: "Italy and Europe lose a great statesman"
Following the news of the death of life Senator Emilio Colombo, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stated:
"It's with great sadness that I learned of the death of Emilio Colombo. He was a key figure in Italian history and European integration.
As President of the European Parliament he has strongly contributed to the strengthening of European democracy and has been one of the highest representatives of the illustrious tradition of Italian Europeanism.
Italy and Europe lose a great statesman: a man passionate for politics, honest and farsighted."