Kumquat, a consultancy, has established a “mapping” of MEPs” most likely to support George Soros’ Open Society values during the 2014–2019 legislature”.
It spans 11 committees and 26 delegations, as well as the European Parliament’s highest decisionmaking bodies: 226 MEPs who are proven or likely Open Society allies.
The 127-pages paper, of which this website obtained a copy, says that the presence of an MEP in this mapping indicates that they are likely to support Open Society’s work. “They should be approached with an open mind: although they will most likely want to work on areas they’re already interested in, they could also welcome hearing about new issues.”
“Beyond discussing individual topics, Open Society should seek to build lasting and trustworthy relationships with these European lawmakers”, the paper says.
From Bulgaria, the MEPs most likely to support Open Society values are Mariya Gabriel (EPP, currently EU commissioner), Iliana Iotova (S&D, currently Vice President of Bulgaria), Andrei Kovachev (EPP group Vice President), and all four MEPs from the Movement of Rights and Freedoms (DPS, ALDE-affiliated): Ali Nedzhmi, Filiz Hyusmenova, Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Iskra Mihailova.
The paper also lists in which areas the MEPs’ sensitivities are the most likely to coincide with “Open society values”.
Quotes from the leaked document must be attributed to the website BulgarianPresidency.eu