Beyond the EU, the AECR is represented by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (Ibid.
The AECR has its think-tank--New Direction, which is a free market, eurorealist foundation, established in 2010, based in Brussels, and the AECR also has youth wing, and a leading centre-right youth movement--European Young Conservatives (EYC) embracing 20 political youth organisations from 16 different countries and territories (Ibid.
Comunicacion de la CNMVa los Presidentes de AEB, CECA, UNACC y AECR
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In the end, AKP's decision to join the AECR
"reflects the will to be active at the European level" and to be able to better communicate with the European public, she told Europolitics.
Recalling that the AK Party is also a member of the AECR, the minister said, "Prof.
Expressing his gratitude to the head of the AECR, Jan Zahradil said, "We are here as the elements of one united political family and we wish to go on cooperating to gain favor together.
The UK's Conservative Party, led by British Prime Minister David Cameron, is also a member of the AECR
Lambsdorff, who is also the deputy chairman of the Liberal Group in the EP, said he understood the frustration of the AK Party with the snail-paced accession talks but said that, nevertheless, the switch to the AECR
was not a good idea at all.
Lambsdorff said the AK Party's membership in the AECR is amongst "very bad company.
The AECR had only one prime minister among 28 member countries who wanted to take his country out of the EU, said Oomen-Ruijten.
Lambsdorff, who is also deputy chairman of the ALDE, said he understood the AK Party's frustration with the slow pace of accession talks, but said that moving to the AECR
was nonetheless unwise.
Besides, the AECR
is also split on Turkey's EU membership, with the Brits and Czechs in favor, while the Poles and some of the smaller parties are against.