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EPP leaders to meet for Summit in Meise (Brussels) ahead of European Council

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EU heads of state and government and opposition leaders of the European People's Party (EPP), along with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission- Herman VAN ROMPUY andJosé Manuel BARROSO - have been invited to participate in the upcoming Summit of the Party, which will take place in Meise, Brussels, on 19 December 2013. On the agenda will be the preparation of the European Council, scheduled for 19 and 20 December.

EPP President Joseph DAUL will host the EPP Summit. EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ and the members of the EPP Presidency will also attend.

The EPP currently has 12 out the 28 members in the European Council: Angela MERKEL (Germany), Mariano RAJOY (Spain), Traian BĂSESCU (Romania), Viktor ORBÁN (Hungary), Donald TUSK (Poland), Fredrik REINFELDT (Sweden), Valdis DOMBROVSKIS (Latvia),Enda KENNY (Ireland), Antonis SAMARAS (Greece), Jyrki KATAINEN (Finland), Pedro PASSOS COELHO (Portugal) and Nicos ANASTASIADES (Cyprus).

EPP Summit:

Date: 19 December 2013, from 11:00 to 15:00 hrs

Venue: The Castle of Bouchout, National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise (just outside Brussels)

Press registration:

Please register until Wednesday 18 December at 6 pm using the following e-form:

Note to the Press: 

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    Press area will be open at 9:30 hrs
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    EPP will be offering live info and photo feeds from EPP Summit, at its official Twitter and Flickr web pages. Video footage will also be available via satellite during the Summit. Follow us live and get an insight on how our leaders prepare the European Council: 

Twitter: live feeds at http://twitter.epp.eu

Flickr: live photostream at http://flickr.epp.eu 

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    A bus will be available for the press at Rue Wiertz (at the crossing with rue Belliard) and will depart at 8:30 hrs
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    For security reasons, please ensure that you bring a valid form of identification: journalists and cameramen will be given access to the venue upon presentation of their accreditation badge, issued by the European Council, or their national press ID card. Journalists without one of these documents must contact Margarita Kaimaklioti (E-mail: mkaimaklioti@epp.eu)  

Note to editors:

The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 74 member-parties from 39 countries, the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, 12 EU and 4 non-EU heads of state and government, 13 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.

For more information:

Kostas Sasmatzoglou, EPP Spokesman, Tel. +32-2-2854147

Javier Jiménez, EPP Senior Press and Communication Officer, Tel. +32-475480446



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