EU Delegation to Azerbaijan lowers flag

 Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

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# 11 January 2022 13:55 (UTC +04:00)

The flag has been lowered to half-staff in the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan in connection with the death of European Parliament President David Sassoli, the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan told APA.

The flags have been lowered to half-staff in the EU institutions in connection with the death of President David Sassoli.

Note that David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament, died on Tuesday in Italy, his spokesman and the parliament’s office in Washington said. He was 65.

No cause of death was immediately available. But he was hospitalized with severe pneumonia during a plenary session of the Parliament in September and later returned to Italy to recover, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. Sassoli was hospitalized again on Dec. 26 because his immune system was not functioning normally, Mr. Sassoli’s spokesman, Roberto Cuillo, said on Monday on social media. Mr. Sassoli led the European Parliament, which approves or rejects legislation, establishes budgets, and supervises a variety of institutions within the European Union. Its 700-plus members serve five-year terms; the next election was in 2024.

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