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Latest News EPP CLOSES CONGRESS IN WARSAW BY ADOPTING ELECTORAL MANIFESTO

The EPP has formally adopted its political Manifesto for the forthcoming European elections.

Representatives of the 74 EPP members parties unanimously approved the electoral document during the second session of its Extraordinary Congress held on 29 and 30 April in Warsaw under the EPP slogan for the elections: “Strong for the people”.

The electoral document details the EPP’s proposals on five major areas: economy and how to deal with the current crisis; climate change; the response to the challenge of demographic change; security (including immigration, food security and the threat of terrorism); and the role of the Europe in the world.

“We have adopted a solid package of proposals to deal with the main challenges faced by our European society. I am convinced that the EPP will receive once again the confidence of the European citizens and remain the largest political force in the European Parliament after the June elections,” stated EPP President, Wilfried Martens.

The EPP Congress also adopted several resolutions on the economic crisis; Unemployment in Spain; the Freedom of Religion; Child labour; the rights of the Europeans residing outside their country of origin; the role of Regions and cities in dealing with the economic crisis and climate change; the role of women in the integration of migrants; the work of the EPP’s European Senior Citizens.

The EPP Congress was a huge event attended by more than 3.000 representatives from EPP member parties, EPP associations and international guests.

Amongst the leaders present were EPP Heads of State and Government including Donald TUSK (Poland), François FILLON (France), Angela MERKEL (Germany), Kostas KARAMANLIS (Greece), Jan-Peter BALKENENDE (The Netherlands), Jean-Claude JUNCKER (Luxembourg), Silvio BERLUSCONI (Italy), Herman VAN ROMPUY (Belgium), Fredrik REINFELDT (Sweden), Andrius KUBILIUS (Lithuania), Lawrence GONZI (Malta), Emil BOC (Romania), Ivo SANADER (Croatia), Sali BERISHA (Albania), Nikola GRUEVSKI (FYROM) and Mikheil SAAKASHVILI (Georgia).

The Presidents of the European Commission and European Parliament (José Manuel BARROSO and Hans-Gert POETTERING) also participated along with many leaders of the EPP member parties, as well as Lech WALESA, former leader of Solidarność.