24 February 2009: Political meeting across the Baltic

On 24th February 2009 members of ERB Council: Alexander Wendt (vice-chair of Blekinge Regional Council) and Robert Gajos (member of Blekinge Regional Council) met the representatives of the Polish Civic Party (PO) in Elblag to discuss systematic solutions regarding the self-government in Poland and Sweden.

The hosts were Pawel Jankowski, the head of the Civic Platform Committee in Warminsko-Mazurskie Regional Council, Tomasz Lewandowski, the head of the Civic Platform Committee in Elblag Municipal Council, and Jerzy Wcisla, vice-chair of Elblag Municipal Council.

Both, the Moderaterna Party in Sweden and the Civic Platform in Poland are within the European People’s Party in the European Parliament. Both parties have also their chairmen holding the position of Prime Ministers in Sweden (Fredrik Reinfeldt) and in Poland (Donald Tusk) after winning parliamentary elections in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and forming coalitions.

More meetings between the Council members from around Euroregion Baltic will be held in the future.