Rotterdam, 30 May 2022 
The European People’s Party (EPP) will hold its Congress on 31 May and 1 June 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Detailed information, including the full programme can be found at
The list of speakers on Tuesday 31 May includes, amongst others:
Opening statements by CDA Chairman Hans HUIBERS and EPP President Donald TUSK. EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ will address the delegates.
Non-EU party and opposition leaders Lumir ABDIXHIKU (Kosovo), Vitaliy KLITSCHKO (Ukraine), Nick MELIA (Georgia), Hristijan MICKOSKI (North Macedonia), Petro POROSHENKO (Ukraine), Yulia TYMOSHENKO (Ukraine) and Arsniy YATSENIUK (Ukraine). Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA (Belarus).
EU party and opposition leaders Boyko BORISSOV (Bulgaria), Bernard GRECH (Malta), Christian JACOB (France), Ulf KRISTERSSON (Sweden), Friedrich MERZ (Germany), Petteri ORPO (Finland), Rui RIO (Portugal), Markus SÖDER (Germany), Gian Carlo VENTURI (San Marino) and Claude WISELER (Luxembourg).
Non-EU Deputy Prime Minister Ervin IBRAHIMOVIĆ (Montenegro).
Non-EU Heads of State and government Aziz AKHANNOUCH (Morocco) and Maia SANDU (Moldova).
EU Deputy Prime Minister Marian JUREČKA (Czechia).
EU Prime Minister Eduard HEGER (Slovakia).
Key policy debate ‘United in Solidarity. Defending Western Democracy’: European Parliament President Roberta METSOLA, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos MITSOTAKIS, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej PLENKOVIĆ and Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands Wopke HOEKSTRA.
Speech of outgoing EPP President Donald TUSK.
Speech of the newly elected EPP President.
The President of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the Presidents of the OSCE PA and Committee of the Regions PA, the Presidents of the EPP Groups in the CoR, Council of Europe PA, NATO PA, OSCE PA and Euronest and the Presidents of the EPP Member Associations.
At 20:30 (CET) an enlarged EPP summit will take place.
The list of speakers on Wednesday 1 June includes:
Opening statement by former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Jan Peter BALKENENDE.
EU party and opposition leaders Silvio BERLUSCONI (Italy) and Alberto Núñez FEIJÓO (Spain).
Non-EU opposition leader Erna SOLBERG (Norway).
EU Deputy Prime Ministers Wopke HOEKSTRA (the Netherlands), Vincent VAN PETEGHEM (Belgium) and An Tánaiste Leo VARADKAR (Ireland).
EU Heads of State and government Nicos ANASTASIADES (Cyprus), Krišjānis KARIŅŠ (Latvia), Karl NEHAMMER (Austria) and Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (Croatia).
European Parliament President Roberta METSOLA and President of the European Commission Ursula VON DER LEYEN.
Speeches by the newly elected EPP Secretary General and EPP President.

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The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 81 parties and partners from 43 countries, the President of the European Commission, President of the European Parliament, 7 EU and 3 non-EU heads of state and government, 9 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.