European Movement International elects new Secretary General

of the European Movement International met together in Riga, Latvia, on
Friday 24 April and Saturday 25 April for its Federal Assembly. At the meeting,
EMI members voted unanimously to elect a new Secretary General, Petros Fassoulas,
who will hold the position for the next three years.

Fassoulas, who will replace incumbent Secretary General, Diogo
, in July 2015 is a Greek national who has lived in the UK
for 15 years and was previously Chairman of the European Movement UK (2011 –
2014). In this position he was responsible for the organisation’s advocacy
work, stakeholder engagement and press relations, and transformed the European
Movement UK into an increasingly active organisation – a drive which he says he
now plans to commit to the European Movement International.

who previously worked as EU affairs adviser for the British Parliament and the
FSA, the financial services watchdog, is currently Head of Policy and Public
Affairs – Europe for ACCA. Through this position he will bring great professional
experience in the field of lobbying and political communications to his new
full time role at the European Movement International.

about his impending return to Brussels, where he previously worked at the
European Commission and Committee of the Regions, Fassoulas said:

“The European Movement International
laid the foundations for post-war European integration and it is a great honour
to be appointed Secretary General of this great organisation at a crucial
juncture for the European project. The collective challenges Europe faces today
require common solutions. We must take on the forces of division and
nationalism, re-engage people with the process of European integration and
chart a course for a democratic, inclusive, ambitious, outward-looking and
successful Europe. I will work tirelessly towards that end and I relish the
opportunity to co-operate with EMI members across Europe in our joint endeavour.”

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