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Conference in Mallorca on the future of the European Union

18.07.2013 - Press release

At the invitation of Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his Spanish counterpart, José Manuel García-Margallo, high-level policymakers will be gathering in Mallorca on Friday, 19 July, and Saturday, 20 July, for a round-table discussion on the future of Europe.

Sixteen European Foreign Ministers, one European Commission Vice-President and various Members of the European Parliament are expected in Palma de Mallorca to discuss how the European Union can address its current and future challenges.

The conference will begin in the afternoon of 19 July with an introduction from Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. To finish the programme, Crown Prince Felipe of Spain will host talks with the round-table participants on the morning of 20 July.

This meeting is intended to build on the discussions of the EU’s Future of Europe Group – which comprises 11 European Foreign Ministers and presented a joint final report on its consultations in September 2012 – and simultaneously widen the circle of participants to include all of Europe’s decision-making institutions.

The start of the conference will be available as a live stream on the Spanish Government’s website:

www.lamoncloa.gob.es

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