Hans-Gert Poettering, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament, welcomes the setting up of an on-line forum on the Group’s Internet site.
From 6 March until next summer visitors to the EPP-ED Group’s Internet site will be able to access an on-line forum on the subject of „Our Vision of Europe“. Forty leading figures from the worlds of Europe’s parliaments, governments and universities, from our political family, will be setting out their views on major European issues and the future of European integration.
The contributions will be collected and published in a book due to appear later this year. The Group has decided, however, that visitors to its Internet site will be the first to read the contributions. Around two unpublished texts will be presented each week.
The EPP-ED Group encourages a productive debate which will help to make a Citizens‘ Europe more of a reality. Therefore you are invited to send, in your own language, any comments and questions you may have after reading the texts. The Group will forward them to the author.
Mr Poettering believes that this initiative shows the commitment of the largest Group in the European Parliament to the participation of every European citizen in the debate on the way in which Europe should move forward.
For further information contact Katrin Ruhrmann on Tel. +32 2 2842573 or +32 475 493357