The border is secured − nobody claims changes
Declaration of Elmar Brok member of the federal board of CDU
DECLARATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's Polish-German border is politically and legally secured − nobody claims changes
Elmar Brok, Chairman of the Federal Committee for Foreign, Security and European Policy of the German CDU and Member its federal board, declares on the Polish discussion about the common position of the CDU and CSU for the European elections:
"Nobody puts existing borders into question. On the contrary - only by the full recognition of borders did we achieve legal certainty and therefore the condition for a peaceful cooperation in the European Union.
We should nowadays have a look forward, understand and use the high level of border openness that we have achieved together in the European Union as an opportunity for a sound reconciliation and direct dialogue.
In this dialogue and reconciliation process all European displaced persons are also involved, who have today the possibility to visit their former homeland.
There is full consensus within and for the whole European Union that borders are unalterable but that at the same time Europeans are free to travel.
I understand the common position of the CDU/CSU for the European elections in this way and in no other: as a promotion for the European integration process as the most successful project of reconciliation.
Any other interpretation is unfair election campaign rhetoric".
Poland, May 28, 2009