Simone Veil, former European Parliament President, passed away on 30 June 2017. She was a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps and central figure of feminism in Europe. In 1979 she became the first President of the directly elected European Parliament.
Simone Veil will be buried in the French Pantheon in Paris, where France celebrates its "great men and women", with her husband, Antoine, who was a lawyer.
Simone Veil, French MEP, is elected President of the European Parliament. She was the first President elected by the direct universal suffrage.