Parliament will pay tribute to President Sassoli on Monday 

MEPs will honour President David Sassoli in a ceremony at the start of Monday’s plenary session at 18.00 in Strasbourg.

European Council President Charles Michel, French President Emmanuel Macron, former Italian Prime Minister and former MEP Enrico Letta, a close friend of President Sassoli, as well as political group leaders will speak during the ceremony. There will be a short musical interlude.

President David Sassoli passed away on 11 January, following his hospitalisation on 26 December. A Member of the European Parliament since 2009, David Sassoli was elected President in July 2019 for the first half of Parliament’s current legislature.