The European institutions, too, show their closeness to Italy that is celebrating the national day of remembrance for Covid-19 victims today. “A year ago, the devastating images of Bergamo, a pain impossible to forget”, the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, wrote in a tweet. “Today, my heartfelt thoughts go to all the victims of Covid-19, their families and their loved ones. It is for them that we must remain united in the fight against the pandemic”.
Un anno fa le devastanti immagini di Bergamo, un dolore impossibile da dimenticare.
Oggi, il mio commosso pensiero va a tutte le vittime del Covid, alle loro famiglie e ai loro cari.
— David Sassoli (@EP_President) March 18, 2021
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also expressed her closeness on this “day of silence and remembrance”: “Our thoughts go to all those who have left us this year”, the president wrote in Italian. And she added: “The European family stands by Italy: we will overcome this together”.
Oggi è la giornata del silenzio e del ricordo.
La famiglia 🇪🇺 resta al fianco dell’🇮🇹 – ne usciremo insieme. pic.twitter.com/GzPbS0fmYM
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 18, 2021
Even the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, expressed his closeness “to all Italians” in a tweet. He wrote in Italian: “My heart is in Bergamo, where celebrations are being held today to mark the first National Day in memory of Covid-19 victims”. “Together we will win this long battle”, he encouraged.
Con il cuore a Bergamo 🇮🇹 dove hanno luogo oggi le celebrazioni per la prima Giornata nazionale in memoria delle vittime del #COVID19
Vinceremo insieme questa lunga battaglia.
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) March 18, 2021