Euro-Deputy Monica Macovei announced on Tuesday that she was leaving the Group of the European People’s Party in order to join the Group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and that she was soon to make a statement of announcement in the European Parliament plenum.
According to a press release, the M10 Party, led by Monica Macovei, has also submitted a joining statement to the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR). The Group of Conservatives and Reformists has 72 members out of 15 countries and is the third biggest group in the European Parliament, following the People’s Party and Socialists”.
“I want Romania to stay inside the EU, and the European Union to be strong and united, to have a security policy that would protect us, Romanians, as well as other countries of the former Communist block. (…) It is highly important to mention that we reached this decision in order to contribute to the strengthening of democracy in our country, to the strengthening of Romania’s role in the Union and Romania’s security and independence in the context of control and expansion tendencies of the Russian Federation”, Monica Macovei mentioned according to the quoted source.
An inside opinion poll showed that over 70 per cent of the members of the M10 party wished to join the party Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, besides the Conservative Party in UK, led today by David Cameron and in the past by Margaret Thatcher, besides Reformist parties of Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania or Croatia, the press release also points out.
Monica Macovei won her second term as Euro-Deputy in May 2014, on the list of PDL. Shortly after, she left PDL, ran for President as an independent and founded the M10 party.