ECPM's Spitzenkandidat will participate in the Maastricht Debate

Thursday, April 25, 2024

ECPM's Spitzenkandidat will participate in the Maastricht Debate

For the first time in ECPM’s history, the party will be represented at a European Spitzenkandidat debate coming up on Monday April 29 in Maastricht, by ECPM President and lead candidate Valeriu Ghilețchi. This event marks a highlight in the growth ECPM is experiencing.

The debate will feature lead candidates from almost all European political parties, among them current president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Nicolas Schmit- current Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights. The key topics of discussion will be climate change, foreign and security policy, and EU democracy. The evening will be moderated by journalists Barbara Moens and Marcia Luyten.

Make sure to follow the debate and ECPM Spitzenkandidat Valeriu Ghilețchi Monday April 29 at 19h00.

List of candidates at the debate:

  • Valeriu Ghilețchi (ECPM)

  • Ursula von der Leyen (EPP)

  • Walter Beier (European Left)

  • Bas Eickhout (European Green Party)

  • Maylis Roßberg (European Free Alliance)

  • Nicolas Schmit (Party of European Socialists)

  • Anders Vistisen (Identity and Democracy Party)

  • Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party)

This year’s Maastricht Debate is its third edition. The debate is organized by Studio Europa Maastricht and POLITICO and targets young people in particular. For more information and for watching the debate, please check the website


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