The Political Bureau of the European People’s Party (EPP) approved in unanimity on Monday the fully-fledged membership of the new PNL – the result of the PNL-PDL merger – of the largest European party.
‘Today in Oslo, where I am as the Vice-President of EPP and where the EPP are meeting, the Political Bureau – the central leadership of the biggest European party, EPP, a centre-right party – decided in unanimity shortly ago that the new PNL would be accepted as a member. The EPP Political Assembly will approved tonight, in Oslo, the political decision of the central leadership, determining that the new PNL is the lawful successor of PDL and PNL, with all the inherent rights and obligations. Today, the new PNL has finalised and, by that, strengthened its position in the biggest political party in Europe’, Anca Boagiu, Vice-President of EPP and Co-president of PNL Bucharest, states in a release quoted by stiripesurse.ro.
The debate on PNL’s shift to EPP has generated differences over the last week and also two distinct measures taken by the Liberals. The PNL leaders decided during a meeting on Wednesday that Norica Nicolai and Renate Weber would be excluded from the party as they had refused to comply with the party decision to move to EPP.