The European People’s Party (EPP) will hold its Congress on 29 and 30 March in Malta. We expect more than 2500 participants, including 760 delegates from all EPP Member Parties and high level international guests, 12 heads of state and government from EU and non-EU countries, the Presidents of EU institutions as well as 9 EU Commissioners. Detailed information can be found at malta2017.epp.eu/

Co-hosted by Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) leader Simon BUSUTTIL, EPP President Joseph DAUL and EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ, in the presence of EPP Group President Manfred WEBER, the Congress in Malta is dedicated to securing Europe’s future and will focus on foreign and security policies as well as economic and digital realities.

The detailed programme of the event is available here.

Congress:
Date: Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March 2017
Venue: InterContinental Hotel and Arena Conference Centre in St. Julian’s (InterContinental Malta).

Press Conference:
On 29 March at 11:30 a press conference will take place, featuring EPP President Joseph Daul, PN leader Simon BUSUTTIL EPP and EPP Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz.

Date: 29 March at 11:30
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s

Accreditations:
Journalists should pick up their badges at the accreditation desk at the press entrance located a couple of meters up from the entrance of the InterContinental Hotel. Please bring your ID with you.
The accreditation area will be open on:
– Wednesday, 29 March from 10:30 until 20:00
– Thursday, 30 March from 08:00 until 14:00

Due to a security screening, journalists should anticipate some delays.

Live broadcasting via satellite:
The EPP will provide live coverage of the event via satellite. The pool signal will also be distributed in the press working rooms. The signal will be broadcast on Wednesday 29 March from 13:00 GMT until 19:00 GMT and on Thursday 30 March from 08:00 GMT until 12:00 GMT (satellite details for both day)

EUTELSAT 3B
XP F06
CH A LOWER (6 MHZ)
UL 14175.3300 X
DL 12675.3300 Y
SR: 4800
FEC: 3/4
HD
DVBS2/8PSK
MPEG 4
4:2:0

Play out
Recorded broadcast quality will be available on Wednesday 29 March from 1600 until 1620 GMT until and on Thursday 30 March from 1400 until 1420 GMT

EUT 3B
XP F06
CH AB MIDDLE (6MHZ)
UL 14181.3300 X
DL 12681.3300 Y
SR 4.800
FEC 3/4
HD
DVBS2/8PSK
MPEG 4
4:2:0

The stand-up positions are located in the plenary hall, next to the press working area. They will be accessible on Wednesday starting at 10:30 and on Thursday at 08:00.

Web streaming:
The plenary sessions of the EPP Congress will be broadcast via web streaming at malta2017.epp.eu.

WhatsApp:
The EPP Press Team has created an alert system especially for journalists through WHATSAPP. We will send flash news, press conference information, quotes, list of EPP leaders to attend the congress, and pooling opportunities. If you wish to receive live updates and announcements during the congress, please send us a short message with your name and media to the following EPP Press Team number +32471808006 so that we add you to the list of recipients.

App:
To keep up with the latest information and updates on the EPP Congress, you can download the App dedicated to the event on the Google Play store and Apple store. By allowing notifications, you will receive news ahead of and during the two days of the Congress.

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