Jyrki Katainen, Chairman of the National Coalition Party of Finland, expresses his deepest condolences to the family of EPP President Wilfried Martens. President Martens passed away last night.
?We have lost a great European and a founding father of the European People?s Party. Mr Martens left us a great legacy: he strongly believed in and tirelessly worked for the united Europe we know today. He will be fondly remembered as a great European leader and a distinguished colleague?, says Katainen.