EU Parliament President Sassoli to receive Italian state funeral

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Italy will honour European Parliament President David Sassoli with a state funeral, the government announced on Wednesday, a day after his death at the age of 65. The government gave the state funeral the green light following a proposal from President Mario Draghi. The funeral service is to take place on Friday in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome. EU Council President Charles Michel and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are expected to attend.

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