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Schulz to attend funeral ceremony of former Portuguese President Mário Soares

Press Release

The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will attend the state funerals of former Portuguese President Mário Soares.

On learning of the death of former President Soares, Schulz stated:
“With the death of Mário Soares, Portugal and the European Union have lost a towering statesman: a visionary, a pragmatist, a reformist, a fighter and a democrat. Mário Soares brought Portugal back at the heart of the European family giving Portuguese citizens greater prosperity, social protections and liberties. Mário Soares is more than a historical figure. He is an inspiration. He advanced freedom, equality and dignity in Portugal and beyond. His legacy will last.

Tomorrow I will be in Lisbon for the official funeral ceremony and to pay tribute to this extraordinary political figure.”

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