The informal intergroup “Friends of New Europeans” was officially established in Autumn 2016. To celebrate the occasion, the launch event took place on the 12th of October 2016 in the Members Salon at the European Parliament. The event saw the participation of the members of the group. Two speeches were held, from Jo Leinen, MEP and President of the informal group, and Dr Adem Kumcu, the President of UNITEE-The New European Business Confederation, the main organisation representing New European entrepreneurs in Europe.
The launch event is the first of a series of yearly annual gatherings taking place at the European Parliament and that will see the participation of all Members, Partners and supporters.