Topolánek says right-wing fraction in EP will depend on voter support

01-06-2009

The leader of the right-wing Civic Democrats Mirek Topolánek has urged supporters to go to the polls in elections to the European Parliament, saying that the creation of a new right-wing faction in the EP depends on the outcome of the vote. Over the weekend Mr. Topolánek met with British Conservative Party leader David Cameron and representatives of the Polish Law and Justice Party to discuss the possibility of forming a strong centre-right faction which they say would “provide an alternative to the current federalist trend”. The three parties say they share a common vision of Europe as a dynamic, flexible alliance of individual members rather than a single European “super-state”. Mr. Topolánek said he hoped that together the three parties would win at least 50 seats in the EP, which would be sufficient to form a new faction.