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Death of Simone Veil – Statement issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian (30 June 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

I was deeply saddened and moved to learn of the death of Simone Veil today. Her life and career, marked by the tragedy of the Holocaust, her tireless and pioneering commitment to women's rights and her strong sense of public service - serving as a ...and more »

Simone Veil, Ex-Minister Who Wrote France's Abortion Law, Dies at 89 - New York Times

Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor who as health minister of France championed the 1975 law that legalized abortion in that country, and who was the first woman to be chosen president of the European Parliament, died on Friday in Paris. She was 89. The ...and more »

Simone Veil, French feminist, politician, Holocaust survivor, dies at 89 - The Jerusalem Post

Veil, a former minister of health who in 2012 was awarded France's highest honor, passed away this week at her home in Paris, her family told the media in France on Friday. The scholar, former judge and feminist activist was 89. Be the first to know ...and more »

Simone Veil, Holocaust survivor and leading French politician – obituary - Telegraph.co.uk

Simone Veil, who has died aged 89, survived forced labour in Auschwitz and the death or disappearance of most of her family to become the minister of health who persuaded France's National Assembly to legalise abortion, and from 1979 to 1982 the first ...and more »

Simone Veil dead: French holocaust survivor who went on to legalise abortion dies aged 89 - The Independent

Simone Veil, a French survivor of the Nazi death camps who spearheaded campaigns to legalise abortion, has died in her Paris home at the age of 89, her family said. One of France's most prominent female politicians, Ms Veil commanded wide respect ...and more »

French Politician Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor and Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89 - KQED

French Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor and the first elected president of the European parliament, delivers a speech as she joined today the prestigious Academie Francaise, the guardian of the French language, on March 18, 2010 at the Institut de ...and more »

Simone Veil dies at 89: The legacy of the French Auschwitz survivor and women's rights icon - Telegraph.co.uk

Simone Veil, the French campaigner and activist, has died at her home on Friday at the age of 89. Mrs Veil survived Auschwitz and went on to become one of France's most respected politicians, steering through landmark laws to liberalise contraception ...and more »

French press review 1 July 2017 - RFI

This morning's papers are unanimous in giving the front-page honours to Simone Veil, the holocaust survivor, feminist activist and European politician who died yesterday at the age of 89. Left-leaning Libération remembers Veil as "A fighter". The Libé ...and more »

Greek PM: Simone Veil 'a Symbol of Democracy and Historical Memory' for Europe - Greek Reporter

“Simone Veil was a symbol of democracy and historical memory for Europe,” Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote on his @tsipras_eu Twitter account on Friday, regarding the death of the French politician, who was the first woman to become ...and more »

French abortion rights champion, holocaust survivor Simone Veil dies, aged 89 - RFI

Simone Veil, the concentration camp survivor who persuaded the French parliament to legalise abortion, has died at the age of 89. President Emmanuel Macron declared that she represented the "best of France" and hundreds of other tributes have been paid ...and more »