- October 26, 2012
A summit of the leaders of the European parties.
A personal meeting of the Member of the European Parliament, Waldemar Tomaszewski, with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron.
On the 18th of October 2012, in Brussels, there was a meeting of the heads and leaders of the European parties led by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron.
The heads and leaders who participated in the meeting included Waldemar Tomaszewski – the head of the AWPL, Petr Nečas – the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Anna Fotyga – the former Foreign Affairs Minister for Poland, from Law and Justice; Joël Voordewind – the deputy leader of the ChristianUnion co-governing Holland; Roberts Zile – the leader of For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK; Jean Marie Dedecker – the leader of the Belgian party LDD; Cristiana Muscardini – the leader of C.S.R. of Italy; Fernand Kartheiser – the leader of the ADR party of Luxembourg; Ondrej Dostal – the leader of the Civic Conservative Party of Slovakia; Giorgi Targamadze – the leader of the Christian-Democratic Movement of Georgia; and Bart De Wever – the leader of the New Flemish Alliance of Belgium.
The goal of the meeting was to discuss the most important issues and challenges standing before the European Union at the time of crisis, which will also be covered at the summit of the heads of the EU Member States. The meeting of the leaders of the European parties was devoted, among other issues, to the proposed reform of the European Union that would allow a seperate budget for the EU exclusively for the Member States of the eurozone. That would, in fact, create a double financial system, which raises doubts among the leaders of the parties focused in the ECR political group in the European Parliament. The politicians who were present at the meeting praised the MEP Tomaszewski’s speech whose claim was that Europe cannot be built at two different speeds as it would be unfavourable especially for the new Member States. Moreover, the MEP said that Europe cannot focus only on the financial issues; it has to be guided by Christian values if it is to survive.
At the end of the meeting the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom personally met the leader of the AWPL, Waldemar Tomaszewski. The politicians analysed the stand of ECR before the Union summit and discussed the post-election political situation in Lithuania. The Prime Minister congratulated the AWPL leader on his success in the election.
Waldemar Tomaszewski’s participation in such an important meeting is an indication of the high position and appreciation of the importance of AWPL in European political structures, especially in the context of the success of the campaign in the election in Lithuania.
Tłumaczenie Katarzyna Rakalska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Rakalska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.