Thursday, December 5, 2019
On December 5th, ECPM held its 19th General Assembly in Brussels. Hosted by our president, Branislav Skripek, we were also grateful for the presence of our Dutch MEPs: Peter van Dalen and Bert-Jan Ruissen and the other representatives of member parties who took the time to attend.
We started our assembly with a moment of silence for the remembrance of Vladimir Plamadeala, one of our Advisory Council members who passed away earlier this year.
The meeting continued with the MEPs talking a little about their work in progress and their vision for this mandate.
In the second part of the General Assembly, there were two resolutions tabled by Contigo Mas and BundnisC, respectively. The party from Spain, Contigo Mas, has re-submitted their resolution on Euthanasia and Palliative Care in Europe, after a few amendments have been brought up by the PCD France representative. The resolution as well as the amendments were discussed and considered and voted for, being unanimously accepted. Next, the BundnisC chairwoman, Karin Heepen, has presented the party’s resolution on the Turkish invasion of NE Syria and the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in the area. It has also been voted for and passed.
We concluded the meeting discussing strategy and vision for the next mandate in the EP and the ways we can work together to keep promoting the Christian values in European politics and beyond.