2009. 12. 17.
Richard Howitt, President of the past two Intergroups, stepped down and proposed Adam Kosa, a long-standing supporter of the disability community and a person with a disability himself, as the new President. The nomination was unanimously accepted by acclamation.
The Bureau of the Disability Intergroup, made up of the President and nine Vice-Presidents has been approved as follows:
President: Adam Kosa (HU, EPP)
Dieter-Lebrecht Koch (DE, EPP)
Kinga Goncz (HU, S&D)
Richard Howitt(UK, S&D)
Liz Lynne (UK, ALDE)
Cecilia Wikstrom (Sweden, ALDE)
Elisabeth Schroedter (DE, Greens)
Ilda Figueiredo (Portugal, GUE)
Claudio Morganti (Italy, EFD)
The position of the Vice-President from ECR Group is still vacant and will be filled at the earliest opportunity.
The first function of the new Intergroup will be the New Year’s Cocktail to celebrate the launch of the Intergroup. It will take place on 27 January at 18h30-20h30 at the European Parliament in Brussels.