Again, I would like to turn the party's attention to an upcoming bill that will soon be presented to the full Council. A nuclear test regulations act is currently being discussed and evaluated by the Internal Affairs Committee. It aims to restrict nuclear tests to such sites that cause the least harm to the surrounding environment and peoples within and beyond the borders of the testing nation. Councillor Orcello's draft is an important attempt towards a more secure European Union, and I sincerely encourage all EFP members to endorse this move. We may face accusations about violating national sovereignty by interfering with matters of defence policy, but as with the ENAA, I find this to be a concern for all of Europe, not just independent nation-states.
It is an honour to be elected your president, and I would like to address you all with an honesty and integrity that you and the party deserve.
We are at a crossroads in our history. People have since come and gone from our beloved EFP, some of whom embodied traits that we were founded upon. However, we must not allow this to shake our confidence and spirit. We must continue to stand for what we have always stood for: freedom. In a time where many freedoms have been regained and brought to our constituents, we must continue to work for those freedoms. Not just acquiring them, but maintaining and improving them. We must show that our actions in Council reflect what brings us together...a desire for a better Europe.
This will be a difficult time. I am prepared to lead the European Freedom Party in what could be a defining moment for us. Do not fear what is going on around us, for it is those who instigate fear and doubt that are most dangerous. United, the EFP is a force that has seen Europe transform from a place of mere ideological theory into an oasis of practical ideas that have bettered the lives of Europeans everywhere. These freedoms that we have gained through legislation like the European Healthcare Act as well as a fiscal responsibility of the European Budget Act have allowed us to gain credibility as a party who will work for the people in every arena.
Let our record stand as proof of what this party can do. Let it comfort you as you brave the halls of Europolis, and let it ring with harmony, unity, and strength. To our newer members, take up the issues that are dear to you, and let us discuss how to solve these problems. To our older members, continue to stand on your principles and let them guide you. And for all of us, let us be the party of "yes, we can", the party of reform, and the party of freedom for all of our peoples.
President of the European Freedom Party
We shall dismantle the executive as it was never decided upon by a vote, and we will elect a new leader. Using the last of my power as the official party conference convenor, I declare this meeting to a close. If anyone has any concerns, please raise them here.
I am very saddened to see Mr Jelesniak and the Os Corelius Party leave the EFP. Despite the criticism that has been brought forth, Mr Jelesniak started with very brave and ambitious reforms for the party, and the goal of bridging the gaps between the high-echelon party politics and the regular citizens of Europe could not have been more laudable. Equally great a loss is the departure of the Os Corelius Party, whose reputation is something venerable among the EFP: without its very own Maleeka Liszckoszi, there would be no European Freedom Party to begin with. I can only second the words of Dominik and bid you farewell: indeed you shall always be friend to the EFP.
I hope that we can cast aside the sentiments of demolition and rediscover the spirit of unison and building once we move forward as a party.
As convener of the 2012 European Freedom Party Conference I Countessa Maleeka Liszckoszi hereby call the Conference to a close. Conference will reconvene in 4 months time. Thank you all for coming and have a safe journey home.