Sir Graham Watson MEP met with German liberal Michael Link who was appointed new Minister of State in the German Foreign Office, succeeding Dr. Werner Hoyer who became new President of the European Investment Bank.
"Faced with the common challenge of stabilising the Euro, strong Franco-German partnership is important, though it should not be exclusive. Under the purview of key figures such as Minister Link we can be confident that the partnership will be used to promote Liberal economic policies, " said Sir Graham following the meeting.
European Affairs will be in save hands with Michael Link who previously served as European Affairs spokesperson of FDP in the German Parliament. The ELDR President and the Minister of State discussed the present state of the European Union and emphasized also the important role of the British Liberal Democrats to ensure the British government's participation in crucial decisions for Europe's future.
As a well connected European Liberal and regular participant of ELDR events, Michael Link also knows the value of cross-party and national policy coordination and pledged that he and the fellow German liberal Ministers will participate as frequently as possible at the ELDR leaders and ministers meetings.