Former Members of the European Parliament release for the first time their contribution to the CoFoE

Our European Union: Time to be Bold, to Act and to Deliver”, is the title of the contribution of the European Parliament Former Members’ Association (FMA) to the Conference on the Future of Europe, that will be presented for the very first time on 9 February 2022 during a Press Conference in the European Parliament in Brussels.

The FMA President and Former President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering and the FMA Reflection Group’s members will present 5 general guidelines for the future of Europe as well as 10 concrete proposals formulated on the direction in which the EU should develop. The FMA believes that the Conference should concentrate on broad questions related to European integration, increase its capacity to act and deliver what citizens expect, and assure the protection of the rule of law, without excluding the possibility of a treaty change.

Only registered journalists will receive a copy of the proposal, which is available in all EU official languages, a few minutes before the Press Conference starts.

Please confirm your attendance to:

WHEN: Wednesday 9 February at 11.00 a.m.

WHERE: European Parliament Anna Politkovskaya Room, PHS 0A050 in Brussels and connected online via Interactio.

The interventions of the high-level politicians of the FMA who contributed to the proposal are foreseen and will be able to answer your questions:

Hans-Gert PÖTTERING, President of the FMA and former President of the European Parliament (Chair)
Enrique BARON CRESPO, former President of the European Parliament and of the FMA (Spain, S&D, 1986-2009)
Elmar BROK, former MEP (Germany, EPP, 1980-2019)
Pat COX, former President of the European Parliament and of the FMA (Ireland, ALDE, 1989-2004)
Monica FRASSONI, former MEP (Italy, Greens, 1999-2009)
Genowefa GRABOWSKA, former MEP (Poland, SOC, 2004-2009)
Zita GURMAI, former MEP (Hungary, S&D, 2004-2014)
Alain LAMASSOURE, former MEP (France, EPP, 1989-1993/1999-2019)

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For further information, please contact Elisabetta FONCK:

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