The death of the European Parliament President, David Sassoli, is a great loss for the European Union and Italy, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, expressing his sincere condolences to the family.
The president of the EP, the Italian Social Democrat Sassoli, passed away on the night from Monday to Tuesday in Italy, at the age of 65, his spokesman announced.
"I am saddened to hear about the death of EP President David Sassoli. His departure is a great loss for the European Union and Italy," the Croatian Prime Minister tweeted.
He added that he remembered the "excellent cooperation" with Sassoli during Croatia's EU presidency in the first half of 2020.
"David was a great friend of Croatia and made a strong contribution to strengthening European democracy," Plenković said, expressing his sincere condolences to his family and the European Parliament.