Liberal International

LI President Hans van Baalen at Congress of PNL, Romania

Liberal International , vrijdag 22 februari 2013

LI President Hans van Baalen MEP, addressed the extra-ordinary Congress of the Romanian Liberal party PNL in Bucharest. He stated that PNL is the strongest liberal force in Central and Eastern Europa and therefore a vital partner for Liberal International and ALDE. A strong PNL, a strong Romania and a strong Europe are needed to lift the former Balkans to a more healthy democracy, to political stability and to economic prosperity. As a regional power Romania can make a great difference.

A strong PNL is the condition for a strong Romania because it fights against corruption and for good governance, for civil liberties, for the rule of law, for decentralisation of power and for a strong market economy. Van Baalen also paid respect to former President Emil Constantinescu who strengthened the rule of law in Romania, to the Tariceanu government which brought Romania in to the European Union and to PLN Leader and Speaker of the Senate Crin Antonescu who brought all liberal and moderate forces together and built a Social - Liberal List for the last general elections winning a landslide victory. It is now for the coalition to win the Presidency of Romania in 2014.