EU heads of state and government and opposition leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament – Donald TUSK, Jean-Claude JUNCKER and Antonio TAJANI – will participate in the upcoming EPP Summit, to take place in Sibiu on 9 May alongside Romanian President Klaus IOHANNIS. The agenda of the EPP summit will focus on the preparation for the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government on 9 May in the framework of the Romanian EU Presidency.

EPP President Joseph DAUL will host the Summit. The EPP’s Lead Candidate for the 2019 European elections and Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred WEBER, PNL President Ludovic ORBAN, EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ and members of the EPP Presidency will participate.

Heads of state and government Nicos ANASTASIADES (Cyprus), Boyko BORISSOV (Bulgaria), Krišjānis KARIŅŠ (Latvia), Sebastian KURZ (Austria), Angela MERKEL (Germany), Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (Croatia) and Leo VARADKAR (Ireland) will participate.

Opposition leaders Frank ENGEL (Luxembourg) and Janez JANŠA (Slovenia) will also be present.

EPP Summit

Date: 09 May 2019, from 10:30 – 12:30

Venue: Astra National Museum Complex, Calea Dumbravii, Sibiu, Romania

Note to the Press

The press working area will open at 08:30

Press Statements

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, EPP President Joseph Daul, EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber and PNL President Ludovic Orban will give press statements at 10:00.

Shuttle Bus

Two buses will depart from Sibiu to the Astra National Museum Complex. The buses will be at the pick-up points from 7.45 -8:00 AM with departures at 8.00 AM.

Bus 1: Parcare Gara Mare, Piața 1 Decembrie 1918, Sibiu- https://goo.gl/maps/Z39igdBSUekzNmha9

Bus 2: Parc Casa de Cultură, Piața Unirii, Sibiu 557260 –  https://goo.gl/maps/CwuRH9gJDA53B4Xk8

To return, the bus will depart from Astra National Museum Complex at 13:30 (indicative time).

Press Practicalities

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

Recorded broadcast-quality footage will be available on 9.05.2019

5:45 – 9:00 GMT

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WhatsApp

The EPP Press Team has created an alert system especially for journalists through WhatsApp. If you wish to receive live updates and announcements during the Summit, 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.

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).