David Sassoli’s state funeral will take place today at 12.00 noon at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome.
The President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the highest office-holders from the Italian and European institutions will be present. The EU institutions will be represented by acting-President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, European Council President Charles Michel, EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, the leaders of EP political groups, and senior Parliament officials.
MEPs will hold a memorial service for President Sassoli on Monday 17 January at the opening of the plenary session in Strasbourg. It will be held in the presence of EU presidents, former Italian Prime Minister and MEP Enrico Letta, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron (more info here).