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ECR European Tour: “Europe’s Future. A New Hope”.

27 January 2021

ECR European Tour: “Europe’s Future. A New Hope”.

The ECR Group in the European Parliament launched the European tour on the Future of the European Union in December 2020. The tour takes the form of a series of live broadcasts from 15 European capitals, in which citizens of our Member States are consulted.

The Future of Europe Conference, announced by the President of the Commission, is a challenge for all European political movements that do not share the Federalist vision. The so-called pro-European federalists tell us it is ‘more Europe or no Europe’.

We do not believe in extremes. There is a middle way. It is time to restore the ideal of a Europe that respects the sovereignty of our national democracies. It is time to rebuild our community of European states - a Europe of mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity. It is time for a new hope for Europe.

This is why the ECR Group launched the European Tour; to consider more effective and durable alternatives to European centralisation.

We want to show that a new way can save Europe from the clutches of a federalist ideology; an ideology that risks rolling back all the progress made by sovereign, national democracies working together over many years as equal partners for the common good.

The next stop will be a live broadcast from Sofia. In 2021, the tour will stop in major cities across the continent to discuss Europe’s Future with politicians, academics and civil society participants. Our events will be live streamed, sharing the vision of a Europe that does less, but does it better.

More information will be shared on our Social Media Channels and on our website: www.ecrthefuture.eu. Join us to #ResetEU

Twitter: @Reset_EU_ECR

Facebook: @ECRgroupEU

Instagram: @Reset_EU_ECR

YouTube: ECRgroupEU

A Live broadcast from Sofia

European Union 2.0: A programme for reform

Friday, 29 January 2021, 5 pm - 7 pm CET

Speakers

  • ECR Co-Chairman Ryszard Legutko, PiS, Poland
  • Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, President of the ECR Institutional Policy Working Group, Poland
  • Angel Dzhambazki MEP, Leader of the VMRO Delegation in the European Parliament, Bulgaria
  • Nicola Procaccini MEP, Fratelli d’Italia, Italy
  • Hermann Tertsch MEP, Vox, Spain
  • Charlie Weimers MEP, Sweden Democrats, Sweden
  • Ruža Tomašić MEP, Croatian Conservative Party, Croatia
  • Mariya Tsvetkova MP, Member of the Bulgarian National Assembly, VMRO, Bulgaria
  • Mr Krasimir Karakachanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, Leader of the VMRO, Bulgaria
  • Lyubomir Kanov PhD, writer and co-founder of Conservative Union of the Right, Bulgaria
  • Dragomir Mladenov, Deputy Chairman of the Youth Conservative Club, Bulgaria
  • Sergey Petrov-Aradzhioni, Political analyst, Bulgaria
  • Lyubomir Tsanev, Chairman of the “Spaich” Student Club, Bulgaria
  • Dimitar Vuchev, Economist and politician, Member of the Institute for Right-Wing Politics,
  • Kalina Vlaykova, Presenter
  • Krystian Szkwarek, ECR Group liaison officer in Sofia, Bulgaria, Moderator

Programme

Introduction: Our Vision @ 5 pm CET

  • MEPs Ryszard Legutko, ECR Co-Chairman
  • Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, President of the ECR Institutional Policy Working Group, Poland

Panel I: The Future of Europe is Security @ 5.15 pm CET

Europe’s Future must be security. Leading MEPs and MP will be discussing the importance of true cooperation in Europe that respects the will of each nation. Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Sweden are countries that are being affected by security threats in the past few years, How should the Future of Europe respond?

Speakers:

  • Angel Dzhambazki MEP, Leader of the VMRO Delegation in the European Parliament, Bulgaria
  • Nicola Procaccini MEP, Fratelli d’Italia, Italy
  • Hermann Tertsch MEP, Vox, Spain
  • Charlie Weimers MEP, Sweden Democrats, Sweden
  • Mariya Tsvetkova MP, Member of the Bulgarian National Assembly, VMRO, Bulgaria

Moderator: Kalina Vlaykova

Panel II: Interview @ 6 pm CET

ECR Europe’s Future tour is searching for political leaders to help us to define a future Europe of Nations. The Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria will be joining us to answer some of the questions that are crucial to define our future.

Speakers:

  • Mr Krasimir Karakachanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, Leader of the VMRO

Presenter: Kalina Vlaykova

Panel III: The Future of Europe is Conservative @ 6.15 pm CET

Europe’s Future is to be decided, all ideas need to be on the table and of course Conservativism needs to be part of that future.

Speakers:

  • Lyubomir Kanov PhD, writer and co-founder of Conservative Union of the Right, Bulgaria
  • Dragomir Mladenov, Deputy Chairman of the Youth Conservative Club, Bulgaria
  • Sergey Petrov-Aradzhioni, Political analyst, Bulgaria
  • Lyubomir Tsanev, Chairman of the “Spaich” Student Club, Bulgaria
  • Dimitar Vuchev, Economist and politician, Member of the Institute for Right-Wing Politics

Moderator: Krystian Szkwarek, ECR Group liaison officer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Panel IV: Europe’s Future

Europe’s Future is more Bulgaria. A final statement from the host speaker of the Conference.

Speaker:

  • Angel Dzhambazki MEP, Leader of the VMRO Delegation in the European Parliament, Bulgaria

Presenter: Kalina Vlaykova

What next

  • Ruža Tomašić MEP, Croatian Conservative Party

The event will be web streamed with live interpretations in English, Polish, Spanish, Italian and Bulgarian.

Please find the YouTube links for each of the languages below:

Join the ECR’s European tour. We will stop in the capitals of our nations to discuss Europe’s Future with politicians, academics and civil society. Our broadcasts will be live streamed to share our vision throughout Europe. More to come on our Social Media Channels and on our website: www.ecrthefuture.eu #ResetEU

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