PRESS REMINDER: Liberal Leaders' meeting in Brussels | ALDE Party

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ALDE Party press release

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the liberal leaders meeting at the Cercle Lorraine in Brussels on 20 March, ahead of the European Council meeting. Participants will include the ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP (@grahamwatsonmep) and the two ALDE Party leading candidates for the European elections, Guy Verhofstadt and Olli Rehn.

The following liberal leaders have confirmed their attendance: 

·  Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister, Estonia

·  Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, Luxembourg (@Xavier_Bettel)

·  Alenka Bratušek, Prime Minister, Slovenia

· Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister, Deputy Primer Minister and Minister for Pensions, Belgium

· Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

·  Neelie Kroes, Vice President, Commissioner for Digital Agenda (@NeelieKroesEU)

·  Olli Rehn, Vice President, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs (@OlliRehn)

·  Mark Rutte, Prime Minister,  the Netherlands (@MinPress)

·  Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament (@GuyVerhofstadt)

Discussions will focus on the #ivoteliberal European election campaign and the recent events in Ukraine.


Cercle de Lorraine - 6 Place Poelaert  - 1000 Bruxelles



11.30 – 12.00      Arrival of the participants

12.00 – 13.45      Liberal ministers and Commissioners meeting (Closed to press, stills/filming opportunity scheduled. Refreshments available to accredited press.)

13.45 – 14.15      Press conference with Sir Graham Watson MEP, Guy Verhofstadt and Olli Rehn

Press Conference and accreditations:

There will be a press conference after the leaders’ lunch at 13:45. Please send all accreditation requests to Cristina Cartes on +32 2 237 0146 or at  

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