Friday, February 11, 2011
EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly will help political dialogue and democracy in the Eastern Partnership
"Time is on our side, the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly will help political dialogue and democracy in the Eastern Partnership", says Kristian Vigenin MEP (Bulgaria, S&D), Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.
Brussels, 10 February 2011 - The Conference of Presidents of the political groups of the EP has given today the green light for the organisation of the constituent meeting of the Euronest PA, the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Parliament and the Eastern Partner Countries. It took time to reach this decision but the inaugural session should now be prepared for early Spring in Brussels. The participation of one of the Eastern Partners, Belarus, would be provisionally suspended for political reasons.
"I am satisfied with the outcome of today's meeting, after all, our continuous efforts have helped to shape a united position in the EP. We will now continue our consultations with the Partners for making our common Assembly an inclusive and integrational experience, and hopefully it will be a success story" declared Vigenin at the close of the meeting.
"We have already a clear agenda in front of us: our absolute priority is working together, in the EURONEST PA and its bodies, to make it possible that 10 Belarusian colleagues take their seats as soon as possible. A special Working Group will facilitate this process. I am convinced that the new opportunity for political dialogue which will be created will inevitably play in favour of more democracy in all the countries of the Eastern Partnership."