"The EPP is looking forward to hold its 21st Congress next month in Bucharest. Hosted by President TraianBasescu and our member parties PDL and UDMR, the EPP Congress will bring to the forefront our tireless efforts to tackle the current challenges which European citizens face, in light of the continuous global economic crisis. The only answer to these challenges is 'More Europe', as the theme of our 21st Congress suggests," EPP President Wilfried Martens stated.
"Moreover, I welcome the decision of the leadership of the Party of European Socialists (PES) to cancel their Congress in Bucharest and to move the venue to Brussels. The PES decision clearly shows that Socialist heads of government and party leaders placed European values above partisan considerations," the EPP President added.
"Democracy and rule of law are values shared and defended by the EPP throughout our European continent, which is why the EPP Political Assembly welcomed Eugenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko who remains in jail together with other political prisoners. Her vibrant testimony on her mother's politically motivated incarceration is a constant reminder of the fragility of democracy in Ukraine," Martens said.
"The EPP Political Assembly also welcomed the Prime Minister of Georgia Vano Merabishvili, who reported on the implementation of reforms in the fields of police, the fight against corruption and constitutional changes. The Prime Minister also outlined the government's priorities for the coming years. Needless to say, Georgia has become a role-model of reform for the entire Eastern Partnership region," the EPP President concluded.
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