Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions,
said on 11 January:
I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of David Sassoli,
President of the European Parliament. The European Union and Italy
cry for the passing away of a true European.
As passionate journalist, convinced politician and committed
President of the EP, he always upheld our common European
democratic values. My sincere thoughts are with his family.
Riposa in pace, caro David.