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EUobserver / Poland eyes EU parliament top job at conservative pow-wow

EUOBSERVER/WARSAW - As the EU's centre-right European People's Party leaders gather in Warsaw for a last political rally before the June elections, Poland is trying to secure the top job in the next European Parliament, a post also sought by Italy.

Over 2,500 delegates from EU states and neighbouring countries are expected in the Warsaw Palace of Culture on Wednesday (29 April) for a two-day party congress marking the official start of the electoral campaign for the European elections.

Jerzy Buzek is seeking to become the next president of the European Parliament

Beyond political statements and the party manifesto, which is to be adopted on Thursday, EU leaders are also set to discuss the various EU posts to be filled by centre-right candidates, as the EPP is projected to win the June elections and secure the top positions for the EU commission and parliament.

by Fran on Wed Apr 29th, 2009 at 02:31:11 PM EST
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