We particularly remember him with the greatest respect and affection as an exceptionally capable and supportive Vice President of the EPP.
He was a great Christian Democrat: a man both sure in his own Faith and also an outstandingly effective and principled statesman to whom both Germany and Europe owe even more than they know.
We will always be grateful for his unstinting and supportive intelligence and kindness when UK EPP was established. We strive to continue to honour the trust he placed in us.
Im tiefstem Trauer.