PRESS ADVISORY - Liberal Pre-Summit meeting on 23 October 2014, Brussels | 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 European Commissioners will meet at the Cercle de Lorraine in Brussels on 23 October ahead of the European Council Summit.
Among the participants will be:

  • Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  • Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of The Netherlands
  • Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime-Minister of Belgium
  • Věra Jourová, European Commissioner designate for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
  • Neelie Kroes, outgoing European Commissioner Vice President in charge of the Digital Agenda
  • Karel De Gucht, outgoing European Commissioner for Trade
  • Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, outgoing European Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science
  • Guy Verhofstadt, Leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament


Cercle de Lorraine - 6 Place Poelaert  - 1000 Bruxelles


11:45 – 12:00     Arrival of the participants

12:00 – 13:45     Liberal Pre-Summit meeting (Closed to press, stills/filming opportunity scheduled)

Press accreditations

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Additional press information can be obtained through Didrik de Schaetzen, ALDE Party Head of Communications, at +32 479 33 10 27 or via
Journalists and crews must carry a valid form of identification at all times while on site.

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