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The EPO mourns with Italy over lives lost

Italian flag at half-mast in front of the EPO`s building

31 March 2020

Italy will today mourn the lives lost to Covid-19. Throughout the country, flags will be flown at half-mast and the nation will observe a minute of silence. The management and staff of the EPO wishes to express their deepest sympathy for the people of Italy - their loss is felt by us all.

As an act of solidarity in these difficult times, the Office has lowered the Italian and EPO flags at its sites in Munich and the Hague.