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PES welcomes Piero Fassino’s new responsibilities in the Council of Europe

piero_fassino_g.jpgThe Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Piero Fassino as the President of the Socialist Group of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in the Council of Europe.

A former Justice Minister of Italy and a former Mayor of Turin, Fassino has a wide political experience. PES President Sergei Stanishev said: "We warmly welcome Piero’s appointment to lead our group at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. His experience as a mayor and his long political career will help him to do a good job. I look forward to cooperating with him to support democracy on the local and regional level. And I look forward to feeling some of the passion he transmits about the Italian left."

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