David Sassoli

President of the European Parliament

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David Sassoli: President of the European Parliament
David Maria Sassoli is an Italian politician and journalist, a member of the Democratic Party. An MEP since 2009, he was elected its President on 3 July 2019.


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Head of EU parliament Sassoli in self-isolation as precaution

The president of the European Parliament Davide Sassoli said on Tuesday he was in self-isolation at his Brussels home as a precaution after having traveled to Italy.
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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla writes to EU Parliament President on resolutions against CAA

Om Birla has penned down a letter to the EU President David Maria Sassoli saying that it is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgment on another.
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In blow to China, EU gives human rights prize to jailed Uighur activist

The European Parliament gave on Thursday its annual prize for the defense of human rights to Ilham Tohti, its president David Sassoli said, a blow to China where the Uighur activist is serving a life..
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EU parliament head says Britain now faces choice of Brexit delay or no deal

European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Wednesday that "not much progress" has been made in Brexit talks and that Britain must now ask for a delay to its Oct. 31 departure date or crash out..
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UK PM Johnson told EU Parliament's Sassoli UK wants a Brexit deal: Downing Street

British prime minister Boris Johnson told the European Parliament's president, David Sassoli, he wanted to leave the European Union with a deal, a Downing Street spokesperson said after they held talks..
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EU parliament head says 'no progress' in Brexit talks

European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Tuesday after meeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that "there has been no progress" in Brexit talks.
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Merkel to discuss Brexit with visiting European Parliament head

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would discuss Britain's expected departure from the European Union with visiting European Parliament head David Sassoli.
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Top EU lawmaker says parliamentary scrutiny crucial to any Brexit deal

European Parliament head David Sassoli on Tuesday welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the parliament was unlawful, saying lawmakers' scrutiny..
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EU parliament chief urges Juncker to help migrants aboard Spanish ship

The European Commission should help 121 migrants who have spent a week aboard a Spanish rescue boat to find refuge, European Parliament speaker David Sassoli said in a letter on Thursday to the EU..
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Italy pledges to complete rail link with France, EU official says

Italy has written to the European Union pledging to complete a rail link with France, according to the European Parliament president David Sassoli.
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EU parliament confirms von der Leyen as next executive head

The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly,..
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Italian socialist Sassoli elected EU Parliament speaker

The European Parliament elected Italian socialist lawmaker David Sassoli on Wednesday as its speaker for the next 2-1/2 years, completing the round of appointments for the bloc's top jobs after EU..
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Italy's Sassoli likely to be next EU parliament speaker after socialists back him

The group of socialists in the European Parliament backed Italian lawmaker David Sassoli on Tuesday as their candidate for the presidency of the chamber, making him the most likely next speaker of the..
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