Youth of the European People’s Party


“We are with the victims of the coward attacks on the free world.”
In a reaction on the situation in the USA YEPP President Rutger-Jan Hebben states the following:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of innnocent victims, their families and the American people and we express our deepest condolences to them. YEPP condemns by all means these coward acts of terrorism and war against the free and democratic world. We know that open societies are vulnerable but we never believed that the threats were so real. We support the United States in it’s fight against terrorism and those responsible should be brought to justice. We are in solidarity with the United States who have always been on our side in securing freedom and democracy in Europe.”

YEPP has sent letter of condolences to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States Congress, the United States Ambassador to the EU, the President of the Republican Party, the President of the Republican Youth and the President of the Democratic Youth. Please find below a copy of the letter which has been sent to Mr. Bush.“We are with the victims of the coward attacks on the free world.”
In a reaction on the situation in the USA YEPP President Rutger-Jan Hebben states the following:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of innnocent victims, their families and the American people and we express our deepest condolences to them. YEPP condemns by all means these coward acts of terrorism and war against the free and democratic world. We know that open societies are vulnerable but we never believed that the threats were so real. We support the United States in it’s fight against terrorism and those responsible should be brought to justice. We are in solidarity with the United States who have always been on our side in securing freedom and democracy in Europe.”

YEPP has sent letter of condolences to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States Congress, the United States Ambassador to the EU, the President of the Republican Party, the President of the Republican Youth and the President of the Democratic Youth. Please find below a copy of the letter which has been sent to Mr. Bush.

To the attention of:
The President of the United States

Brussels, 12 September 2001.

Mister President,

With this letter I want to express my deepest condolences and regrets towards the victims, their families, the American people and you personally. These words are not just from me being the President of one of the biggest European youth organizations but also from the million young christian-democratic, moderate and conservative politicians from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Albania, San Marino, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Malta, Ukraine, Cyprus and Greece.

When I first heard the news I went to the TV room in the law firm that I am working for and with great horror I watched the terrorist attacks on the WTC in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Then I saw in the next room a few of my colleagues who were watching to black TV screens waiting for their 15.00 hours (9.00 hours ET) video conference with their business partners in the WTC in New York…

We support you, our American friends and allies, in these difficult days and months to follow. We condemn by all means these acts of terrorism and war to the free and democratic world. We know that open societies are vulnerable but we never believed that the threats were so real. We support the United States in it’s fight against terrorism and those responsible should be brought to justice and face suitable punishment.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the American people. We are in solidarity with the United States who was always on our side in securing freedom and democracy in Europe.

Freedom and democracy will prevail.

Rutger-Jan Hebben
President

Junge Union Deutschlands is offering an electronic book of condolences; all condolences entered will be sent to the American Ambassador in Berlin. Everybody interested is invited to leave a message at: http://www.junge-union.de/trauer/index.php3