PRESS ADVISORY- Liberal leaders to meet in Brussels on 26 June 2014 | ALDE Party

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ALDE Party press release

At the invitation of Sir Graham Watson, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party, liberal Prime Ministers and Party leaders will meet at the Cercle Lorraine in Brussels on 26 June ahead of the European Council meeting.
The group formations ahead of the new European Parliament legislature and discussions on the ALDE Group priorities for the next five years will be on the agenda. 

Participants include:

  • Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, Luxembourg
  • Taavi Roivas, Prime Minister, Estonia
  • Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, The Netherlands
  • Carl Haglund, Minister of Defence, Chairman Svenska Folkpartiet, Finland
  • Sophie in ’t Veld MEP, D66, The Netherlands
  • Roman Jakič, Minister of Defence, Slovenia
  • Věra Jourová, Minister for Regional Development, Vice Chair ANO, Czech Republic
  • Anders W Jonsson, Deputy Party Leader & Group Leader of Centerpartiet, Sweden
  • Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Transport
  • Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Digital Agenda
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MEP, Freie Demokratische Partei, Germany
  • Micheál Martin T.D., Leader of Fianna Fàil, Ireland
  • Eligijus Masiulis, Leader of Lithuanian Liberal Movement, Lithuania 
  • Boris Miletić, Party Leader of the Istrian Democratic Assembly, Croatia
  • Angelika Mlinar MEP, NEOS, Austria
  • Antonyia Parvanova, President of the National Movement for Stability and Prosperity, Bulgaria
  • Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the European Commission, Economic & Monetary Affairs
  • Frédérique Ries MEP, Mouvement Réformateur, Belgium
  • Gwendolyn Rutten, Leader of the Open VLD, Belgium
  • Juha Sipilä, Leader of the Centre Party, Finland
  • Theodoros Skylakakis, Leader of Drassi, Greece
  • Viktor Uspaskich MEP, Darbo Partija, Lithuania
  • Margrethe Vestager, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economics & the Interior, Denmark
  • Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament


Cercle de Lorraine - 6 Place Poelaert  - 1000 Bruxelles


11:30 – 12:00     Arrival of the participants

12:00 – 14:30     Liberal leaders meeting (Closed to press, stills/filming opportunity scheduled)


Please send all accreditation and bilateral interviews requests to Didrik de Schaetzen at or on +32 2 237 0143 by Wednesday 25 of June. Journalists and crews must carry a valid form of identification at all times while on site.

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