Events at the EPP 2014 Election Congress in Dublin
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The EPP 2014 Election Congress was a historical one and the CES provided Congress guests with a packed programme of sideline events and debates. The CES programme kicked off with a welcome to the ten #up2youth winners and an in depth round table discussion on their policy proposal. During the first day of the Congress, their common proposal was presented in the Congress plenary and was approved as a special section in the EPP Action Programme. It was also in the Congress plenary where, during his speech, CES President Mikuláš Dzurinda paid tribute to founder Wilfried Martens and announced that the Centre will be renamed in his honour as the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. As in previous years, the Martens Centre also organised three panel debates on very diverse topics: the Ukrainian crisis and its implication for the Eastern Neighbourhood, EU prospects for the Western Balkans and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. The Centre’s publications stand was also one of the most visited during the two day Congress.