Representatives of all EU Member States to take part in EU-USA Summit in Prague

After consulting the European Commission and the U.S. administration of President Obama, M. Topolánek will invite the heads of states and governments of all 27 EU Member States to the EU-USA Summit.

The Summit to take place on 5 April in Prague, i.e. immediately after the G-20 Summit on 2 April in London, which addressed issues of global financial architecture and consequences of the financial crisis, and after the NATO Summit held in Strasbourg (France) and Baden-Baden and Kehl (Germany) on 3 - 4 April, which engaged in a debate on safety and military cooperation.

‘The Prague Summit may thus address other foreign-policy topics, such as the issues of energy and climate,’ stated Mirek Topolánek in relation to the preparation of the Copenhagen Summit in the autumn.

Programme

  • 11:15 – 12:00 Welcoming of EU Heads of State or Government and Foreign Ministers by European Council President Mirek Topolánek and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg

(South Foyer, ground floor, indoors)

host broadcaster + photo/TV – POOL A

Meeting at the MEETING POINT at 10:15.

  • +/- 12:15 Family photo of EU Heads of State or Government with the US President followed by Family photo of EU Foreign Ministers with the US Secretary of State

(Congress Hall Foyer, 2nd floor)

host broadcaster + photo/TV – POOL B

Meeting at the MEETING POINT at 11:30.

  • +/- 14:15 Press chat (number of places limited) – to be confirmed
  • +/- 14:30 Press conference – European Council President Mirek Topolánek, European Commission President J. M. Barroso

(Congress Hall, 2nd floor)

  • from 14:30 National media briefings (after the session is finished)

Please note: the programme is subject to change

You can find more information in the Calendar.

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