Italian Socialist David Sassoli was elected Wednesday to the presidency of the European Parliament for a term of two and a half years. His election, after two rounds of voting, could facilitate the approval of the choice of the German Ursula von der Leyen to take the presidency of the European Commission.

“We must have the strength to relaunch our integration process, changing our Union so to be able to respond more strongly to the needs of our citizens and give real answers to their concerns...

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