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  • 11th February 2020 - 10:35 GMT

EPP: Political Assembly focuses on Foreign Affairs

The members of the Political Assembly (PA) European People’s Party (EPP) met in Brussels on 3-4 February.

In his opening remarks, EPP President Donald Tusk stressed there is a real need for a deep reflection and a new political vision for the EPP due to the new challenges of the mainstream parties. He proposed a special Congress be convened in 2021 dedicated to this issue.

After having consulted the Evaluation Committee (“wise men”) and thorough discussions in the EPP Presidency, the EPP President informed the Political Assembly about the assessment that no sufficient progress has been made. Therefore, the EPP Political Assembly maintained the suspension of Fidesz.

Foreign affairs was prevalent on the agenda.

The EPP remains a strong supporter of democracy in Georgia, therefore the party is strongly disappointed by the lack of political will of the ruling party to resolve the current political crises. EPP urges authorities to meet the demands of Georgian citizens, civil society, the opposition and friends of Georgia.

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