The European people's party Congress opens in Madrid
Congress of the European people's party (EPP) opened on Wednesday in Madrid, notified on the Internet office of the EPP.
in total, it will be Authorized to participate 78 parties across Europe, only about three thousand people, who represent conservative views. It is expected that Madrid will come 14 heads of States and governments of the European countries.
Among the invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, the former head of France Nicolas Sarkozy, head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the former head of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, Acting Prime Minister of Portugal Pedro Coelho PACOS, head of the European Council Donald Tusk, head of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Armas Mikael Kanerva and others.
in addition, the participation of Russian and Ukrainian politicians representing conservative and right-wing parties. For example, the head of the Russian party "Democratic choice" Vladimir Milova and the head of the faction "Block of Petro Poroshenko" in the Verkhovna Rada Yuriy Lutsenko.
Congress passes two months before parliamentary elections in Spain, which, according to the polls, can win the right popular party led by current Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. It is planned that in the process of Congress members of Congress will Express its support.
the Congress elections will be held the Chapter and the Secretary-General of the EPP, will be adopted a number of resolutions in the areas of employment, immigration, territorial integrity. To the Secretary again will claim the people's Deputy of the European Parliament, the Spaniard Antonio Lopez-Isturiz.
The Spanish "United left" has criticized the Congress, calling it a " provocation ", because it is going " most of those Europeans who are responsible for reducing costs, which affect the citizens."
The European people's party - center-right pan-European political party founded in 1976. It includes Christian democratic, nationalist, conservative and other right-wing parties of Europe.