MEP Zahradil to run for chairman of ECR

Czech MEP Jan Zahradil of the Civic Democrats has confirmed his intention to run for the post of chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament. Mr. Zahradil said that if elected he would try to attract more deputies to the group and improve its communication strategy. At present he is drumming up support for his candidacy. A new chairman is to be elected on March 8 to replace Michal Kaminski who is leaving the post in connection with his departure from the Polish Law and Justice Party.