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Global Europe 06-12-2013

EU leaders mourn Nelson Mandela’s death

EU Flags are flying at half mast at the European Commission and the European Parliament as Europe pays tribute to a man who spent 27 years in jail to defend freedom and defeat racism. Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on Thursday at the age of 95, leaving the world mourning one of the greatest figures of the 20th century. EU leaders gave their condolences on Friday, calling him a person 'with profound humanity, moral integrity and authority'.