Statement by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy on the passing away of Baroness Thatcher
EU News 172/2013
Brussels, 8 April 2013
PR PCE 72
It is with great sadness that I received the news of the passing away of Baroness Thatcher.
Ms Thatcher, as she then was, was a remarkable personality and one of the most influential European leaders of her time. During her eleven years in government, Ms Thatcher was a transformative force in the United Kingdom and equally important in shaping the European agenda.
On behalf of the European Union I would like to send my sincere condolences to the family and to the people and the government of the United Kingdom.
File Photo: Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister Date: 09/12/1989 Reference: P-002775/06-30A Location: Strasbourg (C)EU, 1989 URL