So claims the latest EPP newsletter.
The EPP is more than ever the driving political force in the European Union (EU). With the recent election of Hans – Gert Poettering as President of the European Parliament, the EPP will lead the three main European institutions in the first half of 2007.Which is all very well if you want a driving force, but most of us Brits would probably prefer a decent set of brakes, and perhaps a reverse gear.
Elsewhere, Wilfried Martens (President of the EPP) has this to say:
We have to face important challenges such as the delivery of energy, the illegal immigration or the climate change. At the same time, the EU has to strengthen its political union with a new Constitutional Treaty.Remind me again, why we Conservatives sit together with these federalist extremists?