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 TUSKJean-Claude JUNCKER and Antonio TAJANI – will participate in the upcoming EPP Summit, taking place in Salzburg on 19 September. The agenda of the EPP summit will focus on the preparation for the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government on 19 and 20 September.

EPP President Joseph DAUL and Chancellor Sebastian KURZ will host the Summit. EPP Secretary General Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ and the members of the EPP Presidency will participate.

Nicos ANASTASIADES (Cyprus), Boyko BORISSOV (Bulgaria), Viktor ORBÁN (Hungary), Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (Croatia) and Leo VARADKAR (Ireland), EPP heads of state and government in the European Council, will be present. Opposition leaders Pablo CASADO (Spain), Adrian DELIA (Malta), Janez JANŠA (Slovenia), Kyriakos MITSOTAKIS (Greece), Rui RIO (Portugal) and Laurent WAUQUIEZ (France) will participate.

The Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred WEBER will participate.

Brexit Chief Negotiator Michel BARNIER will attend.

EPP Summit

Date: 19 September 2018, from 16:30 to 18:30hrs

Venue: Pitter Event Center in Salzburg. The press entrance is located on Auerspergstraße at the corner of the venue. Press registration opens at 14:30.

Press conference

A press conference with EPP President Joseph DAUL and Chancellor Sebastian KURZ will take place from 16:15 to 16:30.


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:

Note to editors:
The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 77 member parties and partners from 41 countries, the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, 8 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:
Siegfried Muresan, EPP Spokesperson, Tel. +32 22854147