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Italy sees EP's irreplaceable role Mattarella tells Metsola

Sure it will keep working at the service of EU citizens

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 18 - Italy sees the "irreplaceable" role of the European Parliament, President Sergio Mattarella said in a message to new EP President Roberta Metsola of Malta, who has replaced Italy's David Sassoli who died last week aged 65.
    "Italy looks with unchanged trust to the central, irreplaceable role that the Strasbourg Assembly plays in the process of continental integration," Mattarella said in his message to the43-year-old European People's Party (EPP) MEP.
    "The apex of European political debate, under your lead the parliament, I am certain, will continue to wotk so that the highest common ideals find concrete applications in the service of the EU's citizens.
    "In this spirit, and in memory of the sadly missed president Sassoli, I renew my cordial congratulations and I wish you a happy birthday.".
    Metsola was born on January 18, 1979. (ANSA).


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