EU and Eastern Partnership (EaP) heads of state and government, 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 at the upcoming EPP EaP leaders meeting to take place in Brussels on 23 November. On the agenda will be the preparation for the Eastern Partnership Summit on the 24 November.

EPP President Joseph DAUL will host the leaders meeting.

EU heads of state and government Viktor ORBÁN (Hungary) and Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (Croatia) will participate in the leaders meeting.

Deputy Minister Matti MAASIKAS (Estonia), party leader Béla BUGÁR (Slovakia), opposition leader Janez JANŠA (Slovenia), party representatives Andrius KUBILIUS (Lithuania) and Pierre LEQUILLER (France) as well as the Chair of the EPP Group in Euronest Sandra KALNIETE (Latvia) will also be present.

EPP Vice President and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes HAHN, EPP Vice Presidents Kinga GÁL and Dara MURPHY will also take part in the event.

From the Eastern Partnership countries, EPP heads of state and government Serzh SARGSYAN (Armenia) and Petro POROSHENKO (Ukraine) will attend the meeting. In addition, EaP party leaders Yulia TYMOSHENKO (Ukraine), Viorel CIBOTARU (Moldova), Raffi HOVANNISIAN (Armenia), Yury HUBAREVICH (Belarus), Vitali KLITSCHKO (Ukraine), Anatoly LEBEDKO (Belarus), Nika MELIA (Georgia), Andrei NASTASE (Moldova), Vital RYMASHEUSKI (Belarus), Maia SANDU (Moldova), Gigi UGULAVA (Georgia) will attend the meeting.

EPP EaP leaders’ Summit:
Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 19:00-21:30
Venue: Sofitel Hotel (Place Jourdan 1) – Press entrance is located on Chaussée d’Etterbeek

Press accreditation:
The press area will open at 17:30.
The EPP will be offering live info and photos from the EPP Summit through its official Twitter, Facebook and Flickr accounts. Follow us live and get insight on how our leaders prepare for the Eastern Partnership Summit:


Recorded broadcast-quality footage will be available on 23 November from 20:00 until 20:15 CET.
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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: