Mrs Laima Liucija Andrikiené is Member of the European Parliament from Lithuania since 2004. Member of the biggest political group in EP – EPP (European Peoples Party). Together with Mr Knut Fleckenstein, a social-democrat from Germany, she drafted the recommendation of the EP to the Eastern Partnership Summit. The position of the Parliament among others suggests establishing an EaP+ model for the most advanced partners providing them with access to the EU customs and energy union and Schengen visa free travel zone. The report, which is to be voted by the Parliament mid-November also comes with an idea of creation of financial trust fund for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova of abolition of roaming charges to the EU and calls for collective EU pressure on Russia to resolve conflicts in the partners countries. The work of Mrs Andrikiené and Mr Fleckenstein, has been recently approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the EP by overwhelming majority. The text is agreed by the main political groups in the Parliament and will be deposited during the summit as a contribution of the institution.
Laima Liucija Andrikiené spoke to the OPEN Media Hub on October 23, 2017
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