President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani led a minute of silence in honour of Edouard Ferrand, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg.
Mr. Edouard Ferrand (52) passed away on 1st February 2018. Elected in 2014, he was chair of the Europe of Nations and Freedom Group (ENF) and was a member of the Agriculture Committee and the delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee.
“Although I did not share his political opinions or vision of Europe, I will remember him for defending his political position with conviction”, President Tajani said.
On behalf of the European Parliament, the President expressed his condolences to Mr Ferrand’s widow and children, and to all those mourning his passing.
An author, a historian and an expert in political science Mr.Ferrand was a prominent member of Front National party.
Being a friend and a pillar of strength to many, Mr.Ferrand was defeated by cancer, members of his political family are lamenting his early departure from life.