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Informal meeting of EU foreign ministers (Gymnich)

In the context of Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the Member States of the European Union, also known as Gymnich, will take place from 31 January to 1 February 2019. The event will take place in Bucharest, at the Palace of the National Bank of Romania (NBR).

The meeting is hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Meleșcanu and will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini.

The agenda of the meeting will include two working sessions in which ministers will discuss the main issues on the European and international agenda. The meeting also includes a working session with foreign affairs ministers from candidate countries to join the EU. Traditionally, David McAllister, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), is invited to attend the event.

Information regarding the media programme, accreditation, press center and other useful data are available in the MEDIA GUIDE of the event, which can be downloaded from here. 


The access of journalists to the Gymnich meeting is allowed only based on press accreditation available on the website of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union: https://accreditation.romania2019.eu/

The deadline for accreditation is January 20, 2019.

Accreditation badges can be collected only at the Palace of Parliament – the Accreditation Center of the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council, located at S2 entrance (Bucharest, Str.Izvor 2-4).

In order to collect your accreditation badge, you need to present the accreditation approval and your ID or passport.

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