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

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen

The 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 - Donald TUSK and Jean-Claude JUNCKER - have been invited to participate in the upcoming Summit of the EPP, which will take place in Brussels on 12 February. On the agenda will be the preparation of the European Council, which will take place later that day.

EPP President Joseph DAUL will host the EPP Summit. The Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred WEBER, EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ and the members of the EPP Presidency will also attend.

The EPP currently has 11 out of 28 members in the European Council: Angela MERKEL (Germany), Mariano RAJOY (Spain), Klaus IOHANNIS (Romania), Boyko BORISSOV (Bulgaria), Viktor ORBÁN (Hungary), Ewa KOPACZ (Poland), Laimdota STRAUJUMA (Latvia), Enda KENNY (Ireland), Alexander STUBB (Finland), Pedro PASSOS COELHO (Portugal) and Nicos ANASTASIADES (Cyprus).

EPP Summit:

Date: Thursday, 12 February 2015, from 10:30 to 13:00

Venue: Sofitel Hotel Brussels Europe, place Jourdan 1, 1040, Brussels

Press registration:

Please register by Wednesday, 11 February at 18:00 using the following e-form: http://epp.org/1BCrJc8

Note to the Press:

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    The press area will open at 09:30
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    The EPP will be offering live info and photo feeds from the EPP Summit through its official Twitter account and Flickr page. 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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    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 badges issued by the European Council, or their national press ID cards. Journalists without one of these documents must contact John Lageson (E-mail: jl@epp.eu).

Note to editors:

The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 78 member-parties from 39 countries, the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, 11 EU and 6 non-EU heads of state and government, 14 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.

For more information:

Javier Jiménez, EPP Director of Press and Communications, Tel. +32-475480446



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