Ursula von der Leyen: EPP will form pro-Ukraine majority in European Parliament

Ursula von der Leyen: EPP will form pro-Ukraine majority in European Parliament

The European People's Party (EPP), which won the European Parliament elections, will build a strong "center" in the European Parliament that will have a clear pro-European and pro-Ukraine position.

Ursula von der Leyen, a lead candidate for the presidency of the European Commission from the European People's Party, said this in Brussels following the announcement of the preliminary results of the European Parliament election, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

She recalled that she had been on an active campaign in the past weeks, visiting 17 European countries and more than 30 cities to learn about people's concerns and worries. According to her, everywhere she heard that citizens really value the European Union, treat it with confidence and trust. The leading EPP candidate thanked the member parties of this political family in the EU for the great work that made this result possible.

“I’ve been working hard to build a broad and effective majority of pro-European forces. My aim is to continue on this path with those who are pro-European, pro-Ukraine, pro-rule of law. And as of tomorrow, this work starts again,” she said.

As reported, the European Parliament election took place in EU countries on June 6-9.  

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