Commenting on the conclusions of the European Council, ELDR President Sir Graham WatsonMEP made the following statement: "This Council was naturally dominated by the twin crises of sovereign debt and bank capitalisation, and the need both to fight fires immediate
Today, Austrian MEP Angelika Werthmann joined the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. A “non attached” member before, Werthmann is member of the Budgets committee, the committee on Women’s rights and Gender equality.
Last Friday, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö appointed SFP’s new Chairman Carl Haglund as Minister of Defence. Haglund will take up his new office on Thursday in a hand-over ceremony, when outgoing Minister Stefan Wallin will become an ordinary MP again.