EU pays tribute to Former French President Giscard d’Estaing, ‘key architect of European project’

France is mourning former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who died Wednesday, aged 94 after contacting Covid-19. ‘Giscard’, as he was known, was in office during only one term, from 1974 to 1981, but his political impact was big, as he legalized abortion, pushed for European integration and modernized French society. “His time as president marked a major transformation of the trajectory of the European Union, as well as France’s”, FRANCE 24’s Dave Keating reports from Brussels.