Former President Of European Parliament ‘Simone Veil’ Is Dead

Simone Veil, former European Parliament President is dead.

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Veil, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, was a strong advocate for European unity and became the first directly elected president of the European Parliament in 1979. She played a very important role in the legalising abortion in France during the 1970s.

She was 89 years old at the time of her death.

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