European People’s Party President Wilfried Martens has invited Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko to the European People`s Party (EPP) Summit that will take place on December 8, 2011 in France, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"You have long been contacts with Mrs. Tymoshenko and with other leaders of political parties. I invite her as the main opposition leader to the summit meeting of the European People’s Party with our heads of state and heads of government. As I did in the past, I will invite her – Mrs. Tymoshenko - to a very important political event in Europe, our Congress in France in Marseille the 8th of December this year. I will invite her to be our guest during that congress together with our heads of state and government - we have 17 of the 27 heads of state and government in Europe - who will be present at that congress in Marseille," Wilfried Martens said at a press conference today in Kyiv.

The EPP president also said that representatives of Batkivshchyna are also invited to EPP party meetings. "We invite them to events held by the European People’s Party. For example, next week on Monday and Tuesday there will be a meeting of the political assembly of the European People’s Party and Mrs. Tymoshenko’s party has been invited….and they will participate in the discussions and adoption of decisions at this meetings," he added.

EPP President Wilfried Martens is visiting Ukraine September 13-16 at the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine.