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13 Dec 2010


Euro & Finance

The ELDR Party, together with the liberal group in the European Parliament (ALDE) and the European Democratic Party, are hosting a lunch summit on Thursday 16 December with the liberal prime ministers, deputy prime ministers and commission vice president.

The topics on the agenda are European economic governance and the EU budget.

The lunch will be followed by an ELDR press conference with Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, ELDR President; Brian Cowen, Prime Minister of Ireland; Mari Kiviniemi, Prime Minister of Finland; Werner Hoyer, Minister of State for European Affairs, Germany; and Siim Kallas, European Commission Vice President.

Summit programme

12h00 - 13h30 : Lunch discussion

13h30 - 14h00 : ELDR press conference

De Warande, 1 Zinnerstraat, 1000 Brussels


Danny Alexander - Chief Secretary to the Treasury, UK 

Andrus Ansip - Prime Minister of Estonia

François Bayrou - Co-President of the European Democratic Party     

Brian Cowen -Prime Minister of Ireland

Werner Hoyer -Minister of State for European Affairs, Germany

Sim Kallas - Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Transport

Mari Kiviniemi -Prime Minister of Finland

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck - President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party

Birgitta Ohlsson - Minister for European Affairs, Sweden

Didier Reynders - Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

Francesco Rutelli -Co-President of the European Democratic Party

Mark Rutte -Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Guy Vanhengel -Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

Guy Verhofstadt -President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

For press queries please contact ELDR’s press officer, Chiara Puletti,, tel: +32.2237.0143.