News Archive

Resolution on the Iran nuclear deal (JCPoA)

Monday, August 8, 2022
Here is the Resolution on the Iran nuclear deal, tabled by Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland, and adopted electronically.

Preventing and combating human trafficking and reintegrating survivors

Monday, August 8, 2022
Here is the resolution tabled by ECPYouth during the ECPM general assembly in Madrid, which was adopted unanimously.

'Boycott Russia!' resolution

Monday, August 8, 2022
This is the final version of the resolution tabled by ECPYouth. It received 5 votes in favour, 2 abstentions and 1 rejection, and it was declared adopted.

A fruitful visit with member party PPM in Portugal

Monday, July 11, 2022
A rich and fruitful working visit during plenary session of the Autonomous Region in Azores

A View on the Abortion Discussion in the USA and in Europe

Friday, July 1, 2022
Our reaction to the historic decision by the Supreme Court of the US and where we stand on the matter.

Moldova and Ukraine become candidate countries to the European Union

Friday, June 24, 2022
In a historic vote, yesterday the European Council has granted candidate status to the EU to Moldova and Ukraine.

Ladislav Ilčić and the Croatian Sovereigntists leave the ECPM

Monday, June 20, 2022
Member of Parliament Ladislav Ilčić and the party Croatian Sovereigntists have decided to withdraw from the European Christian Political Movement

The Fight for Data Control: the benefits and cost of the European Digital Identity

Saturday, June 18, 2022
An interesting and timely conference on the recently proposed European Digital Identity technology by the European Commission and the implications for the European citizens and member states.

General Assembly announcements and conclusions

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Here are a few important changes and announcements decided yesterday, as well as the resolutions tabled.

European Parliament needs to stick to its competence and work on EU-issues

Monday, June 13, 2022
Once again, the subject of abortion was on the agenda of the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, despite the EU institutions not having competence over this.

ECPM has a new General Director

Monday, May 30, 2022
The ECPM board has selected Maarten van de Fliert to be the new General Director of ECPM

We grieve with the parents of Uvalde, Texas

Friday, May 27, 2022
Our hearts break for the unspeakable tragedy that took place in the United States this week

Proposed electoral changes undermine Member States’ sovereignty

Friday, May 6, 2022

The European Parliament Reinforces Sanctions on the Russian Federation

Thursday, April 7, 2022

The Chairmen's Conference

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
ECPM participated at the Chairmen's Conference in Jerusalem, Israel

The Finnish Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, March 17, 2022
This year's prayer breakfast in Helsinki focused on the situation in Ukraine.

Calling for De-escalation and Peace at the Ukrainian Border

Friday, February 4, 2022

Congratulations to the New President of the European Parliament: Roberta Metsola!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wishing the new president great success and much wisdom in her new role.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022!

The Road to Peace. A critical look at EU's two-state policy on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Our annual event where we customarily explore the EU-Israel relations was a success! Grateful to all who participated online and in person.

Cornerstone annual dinner

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The annual networking dinner which gathers European Christian youth from all over Europe in Brussels for a time of reflection, encouragement and inspiration.

ECPM has a new President!

Monday, October 18, 2021
At the General Assembly on 15 October, the European Christian Political Movement elected its new President and appointed two new board members.

ECPM member (and former MEP)- Anna Záborská- is appointed special representative for religious freedom

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The Slovak government appointed former MEP Anna Záborská as special ambassador for the protection of religious freedom and freedom of conscience.

Interview with MEP Ladislav Ilčić

Monday, July 19, 2021
Here is a short interview with the newest ECPM MEP: Ladislav Ilčić

Welcome to the newest ECPM member of European Parliament- Ladislav Ilčić!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
It is our great pleasure to welcome the newest member of the European Parliament.

ECPM MEPs Statement on the Matić Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The Matić Report promotes policies that are not congruent with the EU law and competence and creates a precedent which can undermine fundamental human rights.

Controversial Matić Report Seeks to Override National Competence and Limit Freedom of Conscience

Monday, June 14, 2021
The EP Committee on Women's Rights has released a controversial report on sexual and reproductive health and rights which seeks to interfere with the Member States' exclusive competence on issues of public health.

General Assembly- 21st edition

Monday, May 31, 2021
Here is a summary of a few changes in ECPM governance and other results of the 21st GA.

Celebrating with Family Party president Helmut Geuking MEP

Saturday, May 15, 2021
On the International Day of the Families, we stopped by the office of MEP Helmut Geuking to mark the occasion and talk about his work promoting family values in the EP.

International Day of the Family celebration

Friday, May 14, 2021
Thank you for joining us on Friday 14 May for this virtual celebration of the value and importance of the family!

ECPM app survey

Thursday, May 6, 2021
We are building an ECPM app and need your help! Please fill out this quick survey to let us know what would be most useful to you.

Cristian Terhes MEP (ECPM, ECR) opposes the European Digital Green Certificate

Friday, April 23, 2021
In an interview with ECPM, the Romanian MEP shared his concerns about the Digital Green Certificate and spoke about the dangerous precedent that could be set, if adopted.

Statement on the Green Digital Certificate

Friday, April 23, 2021
Here are some concerns regarding the EU Green Digital Certificate

Entrepreneurship in a Pandemic

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
We hosted a series of three online events focusing on the challenges entrepreneurs are facing during the COVID19 health crisis.

Croatian Member- Hrast- Launches New Promo Video

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Our party member, Hrast, launched a new video showcasing ECPM values and work.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Every year, on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz camp, we commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and honor the survivors. We're taking this opportunity to remind every EU citizen to sign the Antisemitism petition.

Protecting the Innocent: Combating Over-sexualization of Children and Harmful Internet Content

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
MEP Helmut Geuking, co-chair of Inter-group on Demographic Challenges, Family- Work Balance and Youth Transition, hosted a meeting of the inter-group on the troubling trends our children are facing online

Macedonian and Albanian Accession to the EU Blocked Because of Bilateral Issues

Friday, December 4, 2020
Read here our statement regarding Bulgaria's misuse of bilateral disputes to block Macedonia and Albania's accession to the EU

Peace for Peace: The Implications of the Abraham Accords for Europe

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Press Release

Peter van Dalen stands with Armenians

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Press Release

International Day of the Elderly- interview

Thursday, October 1, 2020
We sat down for a short talk with ECPM MEP Helmut Geuking and his work in social work and senior care.

Board and Advisory Council get new members

Friday, September 25, 2020
The ECPM General Assembly has confirmed the candidates for the ECPM board and the Advisory Council

Vote for Christian values!

Friday, July 10, 2020
ECPM President Branislav Škripek is encouraging Macedonians to vote according to their values and cast their ballot for the Macedonian Conservative Party- INTEGRA, our ECPM member party.

Declaration on the New Law in Montenegro Regarding Religious Minorities

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This is ECPM MEPs' statement regarding Montenegro's law regulating the legal status of religious communities

Interview with newest ECPM MEP: Cristian Terhes (PNTCD- Romania)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The newest ECPM MEP told us about his motivation in life and politics and his priorities in the current EP mandate.

MEPs call for closing loopholes which may have allowed EU money to be used by Palestinian terrorists to attack Israel

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
European funding to the Palestinian Authority may end up in the hands of Palestinian terrorists who commit attacks against Israel. This conclusion was presented in a report by the Palestinian Media Watch, at a meeting hosted by MEPs Bert-Jan Ruissen (NL) and Charlie Weimers (SE) on Tuesday, June 23. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the ECR Group, ECPM and the Israel Allies Foundation.

Declaration of ECPM Members of Parliament on the Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iran

Friday, June 19, 2020
We, as ECPM MEPs, are concerned about the freedoms and rights of Christians in Iran. Estimates say there are between 300,000 and 1,000,000 Christians (<1% of the population) living in Iran and many of them are harassed, beaten or jailed regularly for their faith. In jail they are often tortured and denied healthcare. The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights has called on Iran to temporarily release all its political prisoners during the pandemic.

The Views of ECPM MEPs on the European Commission's Recovery Plan for Europe

Thursday, June 18, 2020
In anticipation of the European Council's discussion and decision on the Commission's recovery plan, the ECPM MEPs are making the following statements

Romanian MEP Cristian Terheș joins ECPM

Friday, May 15, 2020
The European Christian Political Movement is glad to announce that Romanian MEP Cristian Terheș has joined ECPM member party PNȚCD (Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat) and the ECR Group in the European Parliament.

Victory in Europe Day- 75th Anniversary

Friday, May 8, 2020
This year we are celebrating 75 years since Germany’s surrender which marked the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Update on ECPM activities amid the corona virus outbreak

Monday, March 23, 2020
We decided to cancel our events for the next period in order to comply with the latest safety guidelines

World Down Syndrome Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020
ECPM is celebrating today the people with Down syndrome and their special abilities

PNTCD Romania becomes the newest member of ECPM

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The ECPM board has unanimously accepted PNTCD Romania as party member at the latest board meeting.

Brainstorming Meeting on Reintegration Strategy for Human Trafficking Survivors

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
ECPM together with Bright Fame and local representatives has organized a one-day brainstorming session in Bucharest, Romania on exit programs and strategies for the reintegration of survivors

Launch of online petition against antisemitism in Europe

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
This petition was initiated as a response to the growing number of attacks against Jewish communities in Europe.

Empowering EU- Israel Trade Relations

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
ECPM organized and hosted its yearly conference on issues connected to Israel and the role Europe plays in them.

General Assembly- 19th edition

Thursday, December 5, 2019
On December 5th, 2019 ECPM held its 19th general assembly in Brussels, Belgium.

To Caesar and to God: Church and Politics

Monday, December 2, 2019
From 30 November to 1 December 2019, Magna Carta, in collaboration for the first time with ECPM, organised the yearly conference To Caesar and to God. Church and Politics in the Papacy of John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis.

Declaration of ECPM Members of European Parliament regarding situation of freedoms in Algeria

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Turkey- special guest: pastor Andrew Brunson

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
On Nov. 13th, the European Center for Law and Justice, together with ECPM MEPS Bert-Jan Ruissen and Peter van Dalen have hosted pastor Andrew Brunson in the European Parliament to discuss freedom of religion in Turkey and to hear the pastor's testimony about the time he spent unlawfully imprisoned by Erdogan's regime.

Circle of Support- Anti-human Trafficking Conference

Saturday, October 19, 2019
On October 18 (the European Anti Human Trafficking Day), ECPM together with its Serbian partners, Christen Unie (NL) and other like-minded organisations, have organised a high-level conference on the reality of human trafficking and ways to combat it.

Anti-human Trafficking Conference in Romania

Friday, October 18, 2019
On the European Anti Human Trafficking Day, we participated in related events and conferences in Oradea, Romania.

The ECPM calls for a no-fly zone in NE Syria

Thursday, October 10, 2019
We strongly condemn Turkey's incursion into North-East Syria

Romanian Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, October 3, 2019

All Nations Convocation Israel

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prodocens Media Launch

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

ECPM MEPs Statement on Brexit

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

In memoriam Vladimir Plămădeală

Friday, July 26, 2019

Christian Values in Democratic Governance

Friday, July 26, 2019
ECPM together with the VOE foundation of the SGP Party and the AIC (Academy for Integrity in Leadership) organised a three-day summer school from 25 to 27 July 2019 in Vadul lui Vodă, Moldova.

Strong Values, Strong Nations, Strong Europe

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hrast party in Croatia, together with ECPM, have organized a conference on the Christian values at the root of the EU

Economy and the Welfare state - What is Next for Europe?

Friday, May 17, 2019
At this event organized by Bundnis-C and ECPM, Hermann Binkert (INSA-CONSULERE) and Rainer Lohfeld (LEUCHTTURM Akquise) discussed a basic income and family-friendly corporate culture with the candidates and the audience.

Freedom of Education in Europe

Friday, May 17, 2019
ECPM candidate Inga Bite from the Latvijas Reģionu Apvienība (Latvian Alliance of Regions) organized an event on the state of freedom of education in Latvia and Europe. On behalf of ECPM, board member MP Valeriu Ghiletchi (Moldova) and the Director for European Affairs, Leo van Doesburg participated in the discussion.

The Chance of Christian Renewal in Politics and Society

Thursday, May 16, 2019
How can we as Christians influence politics in Europe? What topics are we committed to? How do we connect in Europe and where do we have a mission beyond that?

My Europe, Your Europe

Saturday, May 11, 2019
ECPM, in collaboration with Bündnis C, have organized a panel discussion followed by a night of live worship in Nuremberg, Germany.

CU-SGP Proposes a Ban on Pimps in Europe

Monday, May 6, 2019
Peter van Dalen MEP and CU/SGP candidate for the 2019 EP elections, is opening a discussion about a ban on pimps and "johns" in Europe.

Solidarity with Kurds and Yazidis in Germany and the Middle East

Monday, April 29, 2019
Representatives of numerous Yezidi congregations from all over Germany came to Siegen for the Yezidi New Year celebration which coincided with Easter. In Leer, influencers from the surrounding communities, associations and media representatives were invited.

Freedom of Speech in Turkey?

Monday, April 22, 2019
ECPM in collaboration with The European Post has organized an event to discuss freedom of expression in Turkey.

Towards A Europe of Stakeholder Nations

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
On 11 April 2019, Sallux Foundation in collaboration with ECPM presented its newest publication: Towards A Europe of Stakeholder Nations. A Positive Case for EU Reform.

Summary Manifesto

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Election Manifesto 2019- Summary

ECPM Launch video

Monday, March 11, 2019
European Christian Political Movement kicked off its 2019 campaign with a special event and the signing of the manifesto on February 20th in Brussels.

Finnish Prayer Breakfast

Monday, March 11, 2019

Campaign Launch of the ECPM

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On Wednesday 20 February, the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) launched its campaign for the European elections. The ECPM is the only European political party with an explicit Christian profile. To contribute to the wellbeing of the people in Europe, the ECPM united parties and politicians around Christian values to generate political solutions to EU’s key problems. ECPM presently has 18 member parties, 40 individual members (national and regional parliament members) and 30 associated organizations across Europe.

Dogmatism or populism, where does ECPM stand?

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The past year showed that politics became more complicated and more stigmatized. With the rise of dogmatism on the left-liberal side and of populism on the further right side of the political spectrum, the question raises where ECPM stands ECPM director of European affairs Leo van Doesburg looked deeper in to this question and came with an analysis.

Pro-Israel Conference organized by ECPM and ECI

Monday, December 24, 2018
Brussels – Thursday December 5, the ECPM hosted a pro-Israel conference in cooperation with the European Coalition for Israel (ECI). ECPM MEP’s Škripek, Belder and Gericke were among the speakers of this event.

GA with new parties, getting ready for the EP elections

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
17th General assembly of ECPM reconfirmed that the party is steadily growing and ready for European Parliament elections 2019.

ECPM organizes conference about role minorities with member party UDSCR and ECR

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Together with the ECR in the European Committee of Regions and the Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs in Romania, the ECPM organized a conference about the role of minorities and the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The ECPM strongly believes that Europe’s richness lies in its cultural diversity.

ECPM members disapprove the trend of more EU autonomy in NATO structures

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Today's vote on McAllister report clearly showed ECPM members of the European Parliament do not approve existing trend to make European security policy more autonomous from North Atlantic defence structures.

New religious bill can have serious impact on Christian communities in Bulgaria

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
MEP's of the European Christian Political Movement have expressed their concern towards the proposed legislation titled “Bill for the Amendment and Supplement of the Law on Religions” currently progressing through the National Assembly of Bulgaria.

Christians in the Holy Land

Monday, November 26, 2018
The community of Christians in Israel, Gaza and West Bank is diminishing. European church should pay more attention. ECPM members hosted a much-needed seminar in the European Parliament.

EU army is a step in the wrong direction

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, took part in the debate about the future of the EU in the European Parliament in the past week. She called for an EU army. ECPM regards this as a step with dangerous implications.

Asia Bibi's death sentence revoked by Pakistani Supreme Court

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused by Muslim villagers of blasphemy. Gratefully, the Supreme Court eventually did not bow to the enormous ideological campaign of the fundamentalists, revoking Asia’s death sentence. Fighting persecution of Christian minorities is a top priority for the ECPM.

European Parliament votes in favour of levies on heavy-duty vehicles

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Last Thursday, the European Parliament voted in favour of levies on heavy-duty vehicles. It is the EU’s first-ever CO2 standards for trucks. The ECPM is behind this decision. Our MEP Peter van Dalen tells why.

ECPM supports the cancellation of the budget reserve for Turkey

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The European Parliament has adopted a proposal to cancel a budget reserve for pre-accession funds for Turkey. This reserve was created last year by the Parliament to pressurize Turkey into improving human rights, rule of law, democracy and press freedom. However, it is obvious now that these improvement did not happen. Therefore, ECPM fully supports the cancellation of the budget reserve.

Romanian Referendum on the definition on marriage will take place 6 and 7 October

Thursday, September 20, 2018
It is already more than 2 years ago when 3 million Romanian citizens requested a referendum to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Last week both the Senate and the Romanian Constitutional Court gave a green light to a referendum on it. Last Tuesday, the Romanian government decided to established the dates for the referendum on the 6th and 7th of October.

Participation to the Boleslaw Kominek European Youth Forum

Thursday, September 6, 2018
On the 6th of September, ECPM’s Director for European Affairs, Leo van Doesburg participated to the Boleslaw Kominek European Youth Forum and gave a lecture on "How to promote Christian-Democratic values in a post-modern society" for a group of international students.

ECPM President Organizes a Conference on Coexistence in the Areas of Judea and Samaria

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
On the 4th of September, ECPM President MEP Branislav Skripek cohosted a conference in the European Parliament with the title "Co-existence exists". The conference presented the common work of Israelis and Palestinians in Judea and Samaria (an area known as the West Bank).

Study visit in Amsterdam for ECPM Member Parties Representatives

Friday, August 31, 2018
On the 31st of August, a study trip was being organised in Amsterdam with members and representatives of ECPM Member parties from Croatia, Ireland, Latvia, Portugal and Romania.

Cultural Heritage celebration organized by the Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs from Romania

Monday, July 30, 2018
On the 14th and 15th of July, the International Youth Folklore Festival took place in Valea Cerului in Romania. This international festival was organized by ECPM Member 'Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs from Romania (DUSCR)'. Its aim was to promote Slovak traditions in Romania and abroad. It also acted as a gathering of deputies and representatives of the Slovak communities in Romania and representatives from Slovakia.

MEP Jurek presents Convention on the Rights of the Family

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Last Tuesday, ECPM MEP Marek Jurek presented a draft-version of his Convention on the Rights of the Family. This document was created following an initiative of Mr Jurek and drafted by experts of Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture.

The Council of Europe Asks for Better Protection for Children and their Families

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reaffirmed on Thursday the 28th of June the right of children to be protected from all types of violence as they adopted a resolution based on a report by ECPM MP and Board Member Valeriu Ghiletchi (Republic of Moldova). At the same time, they underlined the right children have not to be separated from their parents against their will except when it is absolutely necessary and in their best interest.

Branislav Škripek is following up the case of illicit sale of the Schengen visas

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Last Tuesday, Branislav Škripek and Ivan Mintoff presented the documentary evidents of the Schengen and Medical Visa Scandal in Malta.

Maltese ECPM Member party presents evidence scandal Schengen & Medical Visa involving office Maltese PM

Monday, June 18, 2018
Today the party leader of Alleanza Bidla, Mr. Ivan Grech Mintoff, presented evidence to the Maltese courts of a far-reaching scandal involving political appointees — one of whom works in the Maltese Prime Ministers’s office — who allegedly sold illicitly Schengen and medical visas to Libyan citizens.

The Netherlands should be the new voice against ‘more Europe’.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
During a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week, ECPM MEP Peter van Dalen reacted on the message of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte who spoke in the series of debates on the Future of Europe.

Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, June 7, 2018
The Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast and its side events took pace in Jerusalem between the 6th and the 7th of June.

Vacancy Events and Relations Manager

Thursday, June 7, 2018
ECPM is looking for an temporary events and relations manager to provide support to the Relations and Events Management and the General Director. Organizing events and keeping contact with our members will be an important part of your job.

Mais 68: l’Impasse d’une Génération

Monday, May 28, 2018
Notre ECPM et Jeunes PCD soirée "table-ronde" du 3 mai 2018 a été consacrée à la compréhension de l’idéologie de Mai 68. Nous voulions comprendre la logique de ce mouvement pour mieux la connaître et la défaire.

ECPM partcipates in the celebration of the international day for families

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
On the 16th of May, the International Day for Families was celebrated in the European Parliament. A conference was hosted by MEP Anna Zaborska (EPP). During this conference, a report on the evolution of the family in Europe that was prepared by the Institute of Family Policy was presented by Lola Velarde, Vice President of the Institute.

ECPM Resolution on Climate Change

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
A resolution on climate change, tabled by our member party ChristenUnie and FICCD, has been endorsed by ECPM members during the 16th General Assembly of ECPM on the 11th of May 2018.

ECPM Resolution on Human Trafficking

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
A resolution on Human Trafficking, tabled by our youth organization ECPYouth, has been endorsed by ECPM members during the 16th General Assembly of ECPM on the 11th of May 2018.

ECPM Resolution on the reference to God in the Lisbon Treaty

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
A resolution on the reference to God and to the Jewish-Christian inheritance of Europe in the Lisbon Treaty has been endorsed by ECPM members during the 16th General Assembly of ECPM on the 11th of May 2018.

Statement of ECPM MEPs Škripek and Van Dalen

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The move of the US embassy to Jerusalem is a historical occasion that demonstrates that Israel can be treated as a normal country that is independent in its international relations. ECPM MEPs Branislav Škripek and Peter van Dalen both welcome that process as it will contribute to normalised international relations between Israel and the international community.

16th ECPM General Assembly

Monday, May 14, 2018
On the 11th of May 2018, our 16th General Assembly was held in the city of Bratislava, Slovakia. It was a fruitful GA where a new ECPM Vision on EU and Europe was accepted, as well as three resolutions by two of our member parties and our youth organization.

Statement on remarks of Mr. Mahmoud Abbas

Saturday, May 12, 2018
The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM), represented in the European Parliament by six MEPs, was appalled by the recent statement of the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mr. Mahmoud Abbas. On 30 April Mr Abbas declared that Jews brought the Holocaust on themselves. His apology, several days later and following massive international criticism, is welcomed but will only have meaning if followed by concrete action.

Israel's 70th anniversary: symposium in the European Parliament

Monday, April 30, 2018
The European Coalition for Israel organis​ed​ a symposium for Israel's 70th anniversary at the European Parliament​ ​in Brussels ​on the 25th of April, together with European Christian Political Movement. It was hosted by ECPM President and MEP Branislav Škripek (ECR).

Alfie deserves another chance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Doctors in Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool yesterday removed life support from Alfie Evans, the 23 month old boy suffering from an unknown disease. The doctors argued that life support should be withdrawn for the boy, who has a rare degenerative brain disease and that the biggest part of his brain is damaged leading to a complete lack of functionality of his central nervous system.


Thursday, April 5, 2018
During the month of April, Easter is celebrated to commemorate the core of our Christian faith: the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We want to wish all of you a good Easter in remembrance of His sacrifice for us.

Interconnecting Politics and Business in Bratislava

Thursday, March 29, 2018
On 23 and 24 March, ECPM co-organised the Government and Business Leaders Summit in Bratislava. Its aim was to interconnect people who are active in the areas of politics and business on basis of Biblical and practical principles. ECPM President and MEP Branislav Skripek (SK) was co-host.

ECPM MEP Skripek condemns Turkish military invasion in Northern Syria

Thursday, March 22, 2018
In a joint statement of the Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians Friendship Group (F-CSA), the members declare they condemn the Turkish military invasion in Northern Syria, notably in the region of Afrin.

Murder of Slovak journalist: joint statement of ECPM MEPs

Monday, March 19, 2018
Recent developments in Slovakia – murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancée, alleged connection of Italian mafia with high profile governmental positions and criminal complaint of well-respected state attorney against the minister of interior – exhibits deep concerns about the quality of democracy and the rule of law.

Vacancy for Communications Assistant

Monday, February 26, 2018
ECPM is looking for an intern Communications Assistant to provide administrative support to our office and help implement internal and external communication strategies.

MEP Ujazdowski opens Wrocław exhibition

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
On the 6th of February, the exhibition "Wroclaw broke the Iron Curtain" was opened by ECPM MEP Kazimierz M. Ujazdowski in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

EP Elections: no impaired democracy

Thursday, February 8, 2018
The European Christian Political Movement expresses sincere worries over the way some parties are imposing an impaired democracy on the European Parliament elections.

ECPM MEPs join March Pour la Vie in Paris

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Last weekend was marked by two major events organized in the USA and in France: the March for life and March Pour La Vie. Both marches represent significant demonstrations of the pro-life movement in America and Europe. ECPM President and MEP Škripek was present in Paris together with ECPM MEP Marek Jurek.

Open Doors: increasing persecution of Christians

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sadly enough, the worldwide persecution of Christians is increasing. One in twelve Christians experiences heavy or extremely heavy persecution. Together with Open Doors France, ECPM MEP Peter van Dalen and MEP Catherine Stihler organised an event in the European Parliament last week to present the list. "The outcomes are shocking," MEP van Dalen says.

Turkey must stop its attacks against the people of Afrin (Syria)

Monday, January 22, 2018
Turkey unleashed military aggression against the people of Northern Syria by shelling the Afrin region since last Monday and threatening to invade this part of Syria. The peoples of Afrin are calling for international pressure to stop this unwarranted aggression and the ECPM urges the European Union and its member states to put maximal pressure on Turkey to immediately stop this violence.

Meet our new General Director: Auke Minnema

Thursday, December 21, 2017
We are very pleased to introduce to you our new General Director, who will join us from 1 February 2018 onwards: Auke Minnema. He is well known to many members of ECPM as he has been working for ECPM in the past. We have interviewed Auke to introduce him to you.

We wish you a blessed Christmas!

Thursday, December 21, 2017
We are heading towards the end of 2017. Christmas is coming and ECPM wants to wish all its friends, members and associates a blessed Christmas. This time of commemorating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is a time of hope and joy. Let us keep this in our hearts, also in the new year that is ahead of us!

15th ECPM General Assembly

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On Thursday 7 December 2017, the 15th ECPM General Assembly took place in the European Parliament in Brussels.

From Balfour Declaration to Start-Up Nation

Friday, December 8, 2017
On Wednesday the 6th of December, ECPM organised a conference together with ECPM MEPs Bastiaan Belder and Branislav Skripek and the European Coalition for Israel. The conference centered on the significance of the Balfour Declaration, a marking point for contemporary history.

The Political, Legal and Scientific Aspects of Human Dignity

Thursday, November 30, 2017
"What is Human Dignity?" This question was explored by MEPs of the cross-party Working Group on Human Dignity in the European Parliament during a hearing organized on the 29th of November on the topic "The Political, Legal and Scientific Aspects of Human Dignity". Several ECPM MEPs are active in the working group.

Vacancy: General Director ECPM

Thursday, November 23, 2017
A vacancy has opened up at our offices: we are looking for a new General Director!

Ruling on Asia Bibi case will set precedent for persecuted Christians in Pakistan

Monday, November 20, 2017
Last Monday’s debate in the EP with the Commission underlined the urgency of persecuted Christians in the world. One of them is Asia Bibi from Pakistan. Her case was last week closely examined by ECPM President and MEP Branislav Škripek and MEP Peter van Dalen during a visit to Pakistan.

ECPM congratulates ChristenUnie

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Our member party ChristenUnie is now officially part of the new Dutch government. We congratulate them with this role and are glad to see ChristenUnie deliver a Deputy Prime Minister, two Ministers and one State Secretary to the new cabinet.

Teuta Vodo becomes new Vice Minister of Justice

Thursday, October 19, 2017
ECPM is very proud of our dear friend and talented colleague Teuta Vodo, who has become the Vice-Minister of Justice of the new Albanian government.

500 Years of Reformation

Thursday, October 12, 2017
On the 11th of October, ECPM held two events in Strasbourg to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. They were side events to the October 2017 session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and were organized in collaboration with ECPM MPs Pavel Unguryan and Valeriu Ghiletchi.

Referendum in Catalonia

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
On Sunday the 1st of October, the autonomous community of Catalonia held an unconstitutional referendum on its independence from Spain. The reality of the events that unfolded requires dialogue between the Spanish and Catalonian governments.

Juncker's bad idea for a superstate

Friday, September 15, 2017
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his State of the European Union at the European Parliament on 14 September during the plenary session in Strasbourg.

Istanbul Convention

Monday, September 11, 2017
The European Union institutions are currently considering acceding to the legally binding Istanbul convention. This Council of Europe instrument is designed to combat domestic violence and violence against women. However, despite having commendable aims it is a blunt and flawed instrument containing many unwanted agendas that are damaging to the foundations of the European Union.

Polish Art in the European Parliament

Thursday, August 31, 2017
On Tuesday the 29th of August, Polish ECPM MEP Kazimierz M. Ujazdowski opened an exhibition on Polish art in the European Parliament in Brussels. "Polish art inspired the pro-liberation attitude of the Polish people," Ujazdowski says. "Art is a beautiful expression of freedom".

ECPM Leadership Retreat

Thursday, August 17, 2017
A few amazing days of relaxation, meaningful talks and valuable lessons with influencing people. These are a few words to summarize the ECPM Leadership Retreat 2017. Around 20 participants from different countries, all active in politics at all levels, enjoyed the program that reserved time for spiritual building, cumulating knowledge on the subject and simply think.

Conference on Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Thursday, July 20, 2017
The issue of the refugee children who go missing was discussed in a high-level conference event on the 11th of July by ECPM and its MEP Arne Gericke (ECR) in the European Parliament.

Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East

Friday, June 23, 2017
On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, ECPM MEP Bas Belder (ECR, NL) co-hosted a conference hosted by MEP Anders Vistisen (ECR, DK) at the European Parliament in Brussels, titled “Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East: Iran, Trump and the Sunni-Israeli Rapprochement”. Other hosts included the AJC Transatlantic Institute and B’nai B’rith International.

Fruitless EU-Turkey accession talks

Friday, June 16, 2017
The European Union has still not stopped accession talks with Turkey. In this article we're taking a deeper look at the assumed benefits of resuming the EU accession talks with Turkey and the reasons for which they should cease.

ECPM Resolution on Christendom Mainstreaming

Monday, June 12, 2017
A resolution re-emphasizing that ECPM will pursue policies that will mainstream the reality, values and virtues of Christendom on local, regional, national and European level has been endorsed by our members during the 14th General Assembly of ECPM on the 23rd of May 2017.

Student exchange after Brexit

Thursday, June 8, 2017
A resolution tabled by ECPYouth on student exchange after brexit has been endorsed by ECPM members during the 14th General Assembly of ECPM on the 23rd of May 2017.

ECPM Resolution on EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
A resolution warning against the proposed establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights has been endorsed by ECPM members during the 14th General Assembly of ECPM on the 23rd of May 2017.

Warsaw, Poland: 14th General Assembly of ECPM

Friday, May 26, 2017
This week, ECPM's 14th General Assembly was held in the city of Warsaw, Poland. It was a fruitful GA with many highlights: a new MEP was welcomed, a new President and board members were chosen and three resolutions were successfully accepted.

Join us in Warsaw on May 23 & 24!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
All members of ECPM are warmly invited to join us for our 14th General Assembly in Poland this month, followed by a conference on "Christendom mainstreaming" the day after. This conference will be organised by our foundation Sallux and our Polish member party PR (Prawica Rzeczypospolitey) and will take place in the Polish Parliament.

PACE resolution invites COE to affirm religious freedom

Thursday, May 4, 2017
ECPM wants to ensure the rights of all people, including religious minorities, to have freedom of thought, conscience and religion. On the 27th of April, the report on "The protection of the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities" was adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

ECPM opposes Timmermans' reaction to poignant matters

Monday, May 1, 2017
Last week, four of our ECPM MEPs sent the following official letter to the Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, stressing their strong opposition to Commissioner Timmermans' opinion on ECPM MEP Marek Jurek's views and questions regarding two recent laws of EU member states.

The Turkish Referendum

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
This Sunday, the Turkish people seem to have voted for a yes in the referendum in Turkey, enlarging Erdogan's constitutional powers and threatening Turkey's democracy. This shows the urgency of stopping the EU accession talks with Turkey.

Easter message

Thursday, April 13, 2017
During the coming days, we celebrate Easter to commemorate the core of our Christian faith: the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through his resurrection, Jesus became the pioneer and completer of our Christian faith.

One year later: the Turkey deal

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
One year ago, the EU and Turkey made a deal in order to end the refugee stream into Europe. Greece and the countries along the ‘Balkan route’ were not prepared to handle a sudden influx of people of this magnitude. Furthermore the refugees were determined to move to countries in Western Europe. A solution was needed and a deal was made between Turkey and the EU. But how has it turned out one year later?

International Forum on Christian Democracy in Kiev

Thursday, March 30, 2017
During the International Forum "Challenges and Prospects of the Christian Democracy" in Kiev, Ukraine, the challenges and prospects of Christian democracy in Eastern Europe and Christian democracy as a policy of the hope and realism were discussed. The conference, co-organised by ECPM and its Dutch member party SGP, was initiated by ECPM member party CDU and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Christian Democratic Union.

The Shape of Europe

Friday, March 24, 2017
This year, we celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the agreement that led to the creation of the European Economic Community. This treaty was an important milestone in the formation of the European Union. Sixty years later, the European project is in crisis because it allowed itself to drift away from the vision of its founding fathers.

Prenatal testing for Down Syndrome

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Today we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. ECPM celebrates the incredible advances that are taking place in social inclusion and in the medical field, making life better for people affected by Down Syndrome and their families. In contrast with this, the development and use of the new techniques of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is an important threat to the equal rights of people with Down syndrome and even to their very existence in our society.

Liberals win in Dutch elections

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Liberal VVD party remains largest party in the Netherlands, ECPM parties receive over half a million votes.

Turkish referendum campaign in Europe

Monday, March 13, 2017
While opposition in Turkey itself is banned, silenced and prohibited, the Turkish government is using the right to campaign in Western Europe. And as always with communication fromt he AK Party side, the campaign and tone are very aggressive and anti-European.

France criminalises pro-life organisations

Thursday, March 9, 2017
The French government has passed a bill that seriously harms freedom of expression. Last February, it approved legislation that criminalises pro-life organizations that offer alternatives for abortion or communicate a pro-life viewpoint regarding abortion in other ways.

ECPM raises concerns about CETA

Friday, February 24, 2017
Last week in Strasbourg, the European Parliament voted on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a trade deal of the European Union with Canada. All ECPM MEPs either abstained or voted against the deal.

MEP Ujazdowski joins ECPM

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Last week, ECPM has welcomed a new member in the European Parliament: Polish MEP Kazimierz Ujazdowski. Mr. Ujazdowski is part of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and is an independent Polish MEP.

Report on Negative Impact of Oversexualisation of Children

Sunday, February 19, 2017
A few days ago, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) (which is the statutory decision making body of the CoE), endorsed a report of its Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) on the oversexualisation of children. It also encouraged its Member States to take concrete steps in protecting children. The rapporteur for this report was ECPM Member Valeriu Ghiletchi (MP, Moldova).

Help refugees return to Syria

Friday, February 17, 2017
The media have been informing us about the so called “Balkan route” still being closed. Some of the EU countries call for a strict control of the external border. ECPM Interim President and MEP Branislav Škripek however still says that this solution is not sufficient. He suggests stabilization of the Middle East situation is a precursor for helping hundreds of thousands of refugees return to their homeland.

EP report suggests to make robots ‘electronic persons’

Saturday, February 11, 2017
It is by no means a "science fiction" anymore: robots, which take over tasks in the service area. Cars that control themselves. Intelligent machines that replace industrial workers. Now the EU wants to retrofit and create a legal framework for robots.

EU has to stand up for European NGO’s in India

Friday, February 10, 2017
ECPM MEP Peter van Dalen wants to see action from the European Union due to the possible forced leave of the Christian organisation Compassion International out of India.

The Executive Order of President Trump

Thursday, February 2, 2017
The whole Western world is currently debating the Executive Order that President Trump introduced Friday January 27.

MEP´s plea for freedom of expression in France

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Freedom of expression is vital for free societies. The French Senate approved a bill last December that seriously harms freedom of expression when it approved legislation that criminalizes pro-life organizations that offer alternatives for abortion or communicate a pro-life viewpoint regarding abortion in other ways.

Militarization of Kaliningrad is a threat to Polish and EU security

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The geopolitical situation in East and Central Europe is rapidly changing. One of the main threats for Poland and the Baltic States is the hypermilitarization of the Russian enclave Kaliningrad. ECPM MEP Marek Jurek pleas for a demilitarization of Kaliningrad, together with Polish MEP Kazimierz Michal Ujazdowski.

The European Parliament elects new President

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Yesterday, the European Parliament elected MEP Antonio Tajani from the European People’s Party (EPP) as its new President.

European Parliament Resolution on Iraqi minorities

Monday, December 5, 2016
Two years ago the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Christians, Yazidi’s and Turkmen of Iraq in cooperation with the Christian Political Foundation for Europe, presented in the European Parliament a plan for the future of Nineveh Plain, Tal Afar and Sinjar.

TTIP: Economy should support life

Thursday, November 3, 2016
A lot has been said about free trade deals like CETA and TTIP. Issues that have not been raised are questions like: Is economic growth the only option and should it be prioritised above all else? What are the “real” problems Europe is facing today and in the future, and what solutions are there?

"We must stop human trafficking!"

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
“We must stop human trafficking!”, is the common appeal of the Working Group on Human Dignity in the European Parliament. On the 11th of October it organized a hearing on the topic of 'Combatting Human Trafficking'.

Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast in The Hague

On 25 & 26 June 2019, the first Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast took place in the Netherlands. This was a gathering of politicians, Christian leaders and leaders from the Jewish community.

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