We, the former Presidents and President of the Youth of the European People’s Party, which was founded under the guidance of the late President of the European People’s Party, Wilfried Martens, in 1997, express our heartfelt condolences upon his passing on Wednesday, 9th October 2013.
President Martens was a true European. He believed in ensuring the voice of the youth of Europe was to the fore in all decisions. We will be forever grateful to the opportunities he gave us, along with a listening ear for our ideas. A brave statesman, a gentleman and giant of European politics. We will deeply miss him.
Requiescat in pace.
Fredrik Reinfeldt
YEPP, Founding President 1997-1999
Michael Hahn
YEPP, President 1999-2001
Rutger-Jan Hebben
YEPP, President 2001-2003
Daniel Bautista
YEPP, President 2003-2005
David Hansen
YEPP, President 2005-2007
Yannis Smyrlis
YEPP, President 2007-2009
Laurent Schouteten 
YEPP, President 2009-2011
Csaba Domotor
YEPP, President 2011-2013
Konstantinos Kyranakis
YEPP, President
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