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Traian Basescu to attend EPP Congress


MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu dismisses rumour according to which Traian Basescu will run for the position of EPP Vice President

Traian Basescu will leave for Spain on Thursday, October 22, in order to attend the European People’s Party Congress in Madrid, but also to meet the Romanians living in Spain. The former president will attend the works of the EPP Congress as special guest, on October 22 in Madrid.

The European People’s Party will convene in order to elect a new leadership but also to discuss the challenges that Europe faces, from security to economic recovery. 2,000 participants from over 40 countries will attend the Congress. Romania will be represented by delegates from EPP-member parties: PNL, UDMR, PMP and PNTCD. All Romanian MEPs have been invited.
EPP Vice President and Romanian MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu (PNL) has dismissed the rumours according to which former Romanian president Traian Basescu will run for the position of EPP Vice President at the EPP Congress this week. He stated that Anca Boagiu is the one who will definitely remain Romania’s candidate for the position of EPP Vice President, according to caleaeuropeana.ro.

“The list closed last Friday. Anca Boagiu runs on behalf of Romania. No other candidacies can be filed anymore. The announcement concerning Traian Basescu’s possible surprise-candidacy is a press speculation,” Marian-Jean Marinescu stated for the aforementioned source.
“It is the first statutory Congress after the one held in Bucharest. Another Congress has taken place in Dublin in the meantime, in order to nominate the EPP candidate for the position of European Commission President. An important topic will concern migration, and one of the most awaited interventions will be that of Chancellor Merkel. We will discuss legislative drafts, important regulatory packages at European level, but also economic challenges from the standpoint of an enhanced integration of states,” the MEP added.

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