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

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EU and non-EU heads of state and government, opposition leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission - Donald TUSK and Jean-Claude JUNCKER - have been invited to participate at the upcoming EPP Summit, to take place in Maastricht on 20 October. On the agenda will be the preparation for the European Council meeting of 20 and 21 October.

EPP President Joseph DAUL will host the 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 participate.

Angela MERKEL (Germany), Klaus IOHANNIS (Romania), Nicos ANASTASIADES (Cyprus), Boyko BORISSOV (Bulgaria), Viktor ORBÁN (Hungary), Enda KENNY (Ireland) and Mariano RAJOY (Spain) are currently the EPP heads of state and government in the European Council.

The EPP leaders will gather in the Netherlands to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Maastricht, upon the invitation of Sybrand BUMA, the leader of the Dutch member party CDA.

EPP Summit:

Date: 20 October from 11:30 until 15:00

Press registration:

Please register by Wednesday, 19 October at 13:00 by using the following e-form: epp.org/2dDMSfV

The journalists are requested to collect their press accreditation at the MECC Maastricht, Parking 7 (P7) entrance, 6229 GV Maastricht. Shuttle service will be provided to access the Summit venue (Provincie Limburg).

Note to the Press:

A bus will be provided for the press. It will leave Brussels at 9:00 from the EPP headquarters located at 10, rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels. The return is planned at 15:30 from the Summit venue.

The press area will open at 10:30.

The EPP will be offering live info and photo feeds from the EPP Summit through its official Twitter, Facebook and Flickr accounts. Video footage will also be available via satellite after the Summit. Follow us live and get an insight on how our leaders prepare the European Council:

Twitter: http://twitter.epp.eu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epp.eu

Flickr: http://flickr.epp.eu

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 Karine Milheiro (e-mail: km@epp.eu).



Europese Volkspartij (EVP)

De Europese Volkspartij (EVP) is de partij van christendemocratische stromingen in de Europese Unie en in enkele buurlanden van de EU. Het Nederlandse CDA is aangesloten bij de EVP, evenals bijvoorbeeld de Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) en de Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU) uit Duitsland, het Franse Les Républicains, de Spaanse Partido Popular en het Italiaanse Forza Italia.

De fractie van de EVP is de grootste groep in het Europees Parlement.


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