On 9th & 10th of December 2009 the European People’s Party (EPP) will be holding its Statutory Congress in Bonn, Germany.
Hosted by EPP President and former Prime Minister Wilfried Martens and CDU/CSU Germany, over 1500 delegates are expected to participate as well as 12 EU and 5 non-EU heads of state and government including: Jan-Peter Balkenende (Prime Minister of the Netherlands), Traian Basescu (President of Romania), Silvio Berlusconi (Prime Minister of Italy), Boyko Borissov (Prime Minister of Bulgaria), Valdis Dombrovskis (Prime Minister of Latvia), Francois Fillon (Prime Minister of France), Lawrence Gonzi (Prime Minister of Malta), Jean-Claude Juncker (Prime Minister of Luxemburg), Yves Leterme (Prime Minister of Belgium), Angela Merkel (Federal Chancellor of Germany), Donald Tusk (Prime Minister of Poland), Fredrik Reinfeldt (Prime Minister of Sweden), Sali Berisha (Prime Minister of Albania), Nikola Gruevski (Prime Minister of FYROM), Jadranka Kosor (Prime Minister of Croatia), Mikhail Saakashvili (President of Georgia), Yulia Tymoshenko (Prime Minister of Ukraine) and others.
The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek and the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul, will also attend.
Belarusian politicians will also participate in the work of Congress. United Civil Party of Belarus will be represented by the Chairman Anatoly Lebedko and Deputy chairman Jaroslav Romanchuk.
"EPP has a large influence on political situation in Europe, and it is a positive fact. We do not expect that the Belarusian issue will be central to the agenda, so we will discuss it in the lobby. Our delegation prepared concrete proposals concerning EU new strategy and implementation of the Eastern Partnership Program" - Jaroslav Romanchuk said.