Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) gets the presidency of EFA, Eusko Alkartasuna (EA) the position of Secretary General and the Südschleswigschen Wählerverbands (SSW) the function of Treasurer.
Following the last developments that led to the PNC’s representative in the EFA Bureau and President of EFA, François Alfonsi, to end his responsibility in the Bureau and as EFA President, the Bureau of the European Free Alliance (EFA), in its last meeting, held on 5 December in Brussels, elected a new leadership. Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), through its representative in the Bureau, Jordi Sole, was unanimously elected to hold the Presidency of EFA, likewise Eusko Alkartasuna (EA), through Lorena Lopez de Lacalle, will from now on hold the position of Secretary General. The function of Treasurer will be held by Anke Spoorendonk, who represents Südschleswigschen Wählerverbands (SSW) in the EFA Bureau. The new EFA President Jordi Solé (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) will lead EFA until the next general assembly to be held in March 2019 where a new bureau will be elected.
The newly elected President Jordi Solé, replaces François Alfonsi, who worked for almost 5 years increasing the visibility of our European political party and putting self-determination higher up in the political agenda of the European institutions.
Jordi Solé states that:
"With success, he managed to lead our Party, as the only European political party standing up for self-determination, to unprecedented successes.
The EFA should now seek to consolidate and capitalise upon the progress made in the current European Parliaments' mandate and continue standing up for self-determination. EFA will keep on campaigning to defend the European project in a positive way but to also advocate for a profound reform of the Union in line with the political program defined in the electoral manifesto, adopted earlier this year"
The EFA Bureau is working hard to prepare a European campaign with the aim to strongly defend the right to self-determination, political and civil rights and the rights of minorities and stateless nations of Europe. EFA will fight for all of its 46 parties in all corners of Europe.