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Verhofstadt: death of Padoa-Schioppa is a loss for Europe


20 Dec 2010

Yesterday evening Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa died in Rome. He was 70.

Guy Verhofstadt: "With Tommaso I have lost a good friend and a 'brother in arms'. Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa was a great European. He was one of the fathers of the Euro and the initiator of so many pro-European initiatives. His sudden death is a loss for Europe because he was still so much in the European frontline, as President of Notre Europe, member of the Steering Committee of the Spinelli Group and so much more. The fact that he was the son-in-law of Altiero Spinelli gave him also a lot of pleasure in his fight for more European integration. I want to send my condolences to the family and the friends of Tommaso and wish them much strength."

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