16 May, 2014

The “Juncker for President” Campaign Trail: 17 - 25 May 2014

Brussels, 16 May 2014
 

Saturday 17 May – Porto, Portugal
 
17:30: Jean-Claude Juncker visits Milaneza Factory, a Portuguese pasta factory and exporter; and meets the managers and workers of the company. Mr Juncker will be accompanied by Paulo Rangel and Nuno Melo, the two lead candidates of the Aliança Portugal electoral coalition.
The visit will be followed by a press point.
(Address: Rua Manuel Goncalves Lage 988, Aguas Santas 4425-12)
 
PROFILE: Paulo Rangel, Member of the European Parliament, lead candidate of the Social Democratic Party and number 1 on the list of Aliança Portugal: Paulo Rangel has been Member of the European Parliament since 2009 and is a Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.
 
Before being elected to the European Parliament, he was a member of the Portuguese parliament, being chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) parliamentary group between 2008 and 2009.
 
 
 
PROFILE: Nuno Melo, Member of the European Parliament, lead candidate of the Democratic and Social Centre – People’s Party and number 4 on the list of Aliança Portugal: Nuno Melo has been Member of the European Parliament since 2009. Before that he was member of the Portuguese parliament and also Vice-President of the Parliament between 2005 and 2009.

Nuno Melo is Vice-President of the Democratic and Social Centre – People’s Party (CDS-PP).

 
 
20:00: Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a keynote speech at a campaign dinner of Aliança Portugal attended by over 1,000 members of both parties making up the coalition: the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Democratic and Social Centre – People’s Party (CDS-PP). The attendants will include candidates in the European elections, government ministers and local and regional leaders.
(Address: Pavilhao Industrial, Rua da Ponte, Trofa)

 

Sunday 18 May – Lisbon, Portugal
 
10:30: Jean-Claude Juncker meets Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.
(Address: Rua de São Caetano 9, 1249-089 Lisbon)
 
11:00: Jean-Claude Juncker and Pedro Passos Coelho hold a joint press conference.
(Address: Rua de São Caetano 9, 1249-089 Lisbon)
 
12:30: Jean-Claude Juncker and Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas visit a family agriculture small entreprise of biological fruits and vegetables. The visit will be followed by a joint press point.
(Address: Quinta do Arneiro, Azueira 2665-004, Mafra)
 
PROFILE: Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal: Pedro Passos Coelho has been Prime Minister since 2011, leading a coalition government of EPP parties that has undertaken important structural reforms in Portugal.
 
He is also the leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD).
 
 
 
PROFILE: Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal: Paulo Portas has been Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal since 2013. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2011 and 2013 and Minister of Defence between 2002 and 2005.
 
He is also the leader of the Democratic and Social Centre – People’s Party (CDS-PP).
 
 
Sunday 18 May – Athens, Greece
 
21:30: Jean-Claude Juncker holds a short press point
(Address: El. Venizelos airport)

 

Monday 19 May – Athens, Greece
 
11:45: Jean-Claude Juncker visits the construction site of the extension of the Athens Metro and meets the construction workers.
(Address: Metro station Agia Varvara, Agias Eleousis Street and El. Venixelou Avenue)
 
13:00: Jean-Claude Juncker visits the Frontex Operational Office.
(Address: Akti Vasileiadi, Gate E1-E2, Drapetsona, Pireaus)
 
14:15: Jean-Claude Juncker visits the Acropolis Museum and attends a lunch hosted by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
(Address: Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou steert, Athens)
 
PROFILE: Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece: Antonis Samaras has been the Prime Minister of Greece since 2012 and has undertaken courageous reforms to help the Greek economy recover.
 
Before becoming Prime Minister, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Minister of Culture and Sports in several Greek governments.
 
 
16:30: Jean-Claude Juncker and Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister for Development and Competitiveness, attend an event on innovation at the Corallia Clusters Initiative, with prominent Greek start-up projects.
(Address: 12 Sorou Street, Maroussi)
 
 
Tuesday 20 May – Hamburg, Germany
 
21:00: Jean-Claude Juncker debates on live TV with Martin Schulz (PES) about the future direction of Europe. The debate is hosted by the German TV station ARD on its programme Wahlarena.

 

 
Wednesday 21 May – Brussels, Belgium
 
14:00: Jean-Claude Juncker holds a press conference.
 
Prior to that, Jean-Claude Juncker will welcomes all the campaign vans of the Youth of the European People’s Party (YEPP), which arrive in Brussels after having toured Europe campaigning for Mr Juncker and having gathered messages from Europe’s youth to present to the EPP candidate.
 
This event will feature the Juncker for President campaign bus and the five YEPP campaign vans.
(Address: Place Jourdan, Brussels)

 

Thursday 22 May – Esch, Luxembourg
 
20:00: Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a keynote speech at a campaign event of the Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) of which he is a member. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, lead candidate of the CSV in the European elections, will also participate.
 
PROFILE: Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, lead candidate of the Christian Social People’s Party in the European elections: Viviane Reding is the longest-serving member of the European Commission. She has been a member since 1999, first as Commissioner for Education and Culture, then as Commissioner for Information Society and Information and currently as Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
 
Before being appointed to the European Commission, she served two terms in the European Parliament, from 1989 to 1999.
 
 
Friday 23 May – Saarlouis, Germany
 
19:30: Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a keynote speech at a campaign event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the presence of Chancellor Angela Markel and David McAllister, lead candidate of the CDU in the European elections. Ms Merkel and Mr McAllister will also deliver speeches at the event.
(Address: Großer Markt, 66740 Saarlouis)
 
 
Sunday 25 May – Brussels, Belgium
 
17:00: Election night event at the European People’s Party headquarters.
 
The EPP will host an election night event to follow the results as they come in from all across Europe.
 
Jean-Claude Juncker will arrive at the EPP headquarters and will address the attendants.
 
Journalists wishing to attend must register via this e-form: http://epp.org/RGmZ2T
 
The event will be live streamed on http://www.epp.eu
 
Jean-Claude Juncker will head over to the European Parliament once the results are known.

(Address: EPP headquarters, rue du commerce 10, Brussels 1000)