Silvio Danailov applauded by the MEPs for the success of the Chess in school declaration during the official parliamentary session at the EU Parliament

The President of the European Chess Union, Silvio Danailov, was applauded by the all MEPs for the success of the Chess in school declaration. This happened during the official parliamentary session at the EU Parliament where Mr. Danailov was invited as a special guest and presented by the Bulgarian MEP Slavi Binev. The President of the EU Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz officially announced from the rostrum that the Written Declaration 50/2011 concerning Chess in school is endorsed by the EU Parliament.

After the session different MEPs said to Mr. Danailov that the acceptance of the Declaration is a really great success, because the EU MEPs usually adopt only small number of 10-15% from the declarations. The final number of the MEPs who have signed the Written Declaration 50/2011 is 415.  

Silvio Danailov, Bulgarian MEP Slavi Binev and the chess legend Garry Kasparov, gave also an official press conference, which reached 250 national televisions from Europe and around the world.

In the press conference took part also MEPs John Attard-Montalto and Hannu Takkula who were among the strongest supporters of the project. During the press conference Mr. Danailov gave a special award to Mr. Binev for his big contribution to the acceptance of the Written Declaration.

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