In his meeting with the President of Romania Traian Basescu yesterday, the MEP Laszlo Tokes managed to get the President's support so that he would join the EPP group.
According to Laszlo Tokes, the Romanian President mentioned a complicated situation because some Democrats MEPs from Romania, members of the EPP group, were against Laszlo Tokes's entry to the group.
The MEP mentioned: "Mr. President told me it was not about a general refusal. On the contrary, he himself got involved so that I would get support from the EPP group. He contacted the president of the EPP, Mr. Wilfried Martens. And we told him the kind request from Mr. Vice President Orban Viktor who asked Mr. President Basescu to neat my way to the EPP parliamentary group." (...) (A.H.)