Strasbourg, 25 August 2009
We have just received the sad news of the death of Mr Adrien Zelller, president of the Alsace region of France. Mr Zeller was a great president for Alsace and the most loyal friend the Assembly of European Regions could have wished for.
As a member of the European Parliament, a French minister, and a vice-president of AER, he played a major role in the decentralisation and regionalisation of France. His multi-faceted actions encompassed, notably, cooperation with the German and Swiss regions near the region of Alsace.
AER has lost a great politician and a loyal friend.
President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER)
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