For first time Lithuanian MEP Rasa JUKNEVIČIENĖ elected to leadership of largest EP group

2021-10-14 | European Parliament

MEP Rasa JUKNEVIČIENĖ (EPP, LT) was today elected as Vice-Chair of the EPP, the largest political group in the European Parliament, uniting 179 MEPs from 26 EU member states. In the vote, she was among the five candidates with the most votes out of 11 candidates. This is the first time a Lithuanian representative will hold such a high position in the EPP Group. R. Juknevičienė was delegated by the delegations of the Nordic and Baltic MEPs. She also received a lot of support from parliamentarians of other countries.

“I come from a pro-European country. The people who voted for me are in favour of a strong and united EU. This is also the mandate given to me in the EPP Group – a family I have been proud to belong to for almost 30 years,” JUKNEVIČIENĖ noted. She said she believed in the unification of the European continent, a continent without dictatorships, and saw this as an exclusive task of the EPP.