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Gymnich
Event from Friday 29 August 2014 to Saturday 30 August 2014

The Informal Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers (also known as Gymnich) will take place on 29 and 30 August at the Conference centre MiCo, in Milan.

The meeting will be chaired by the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and chaired by the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister, Federica Mogherini, during the six-month Italian Presidency of the EU Council.

On 29 August at 1 P.M. the High Representative Catherine Ashton and Minister Federica Mogherini will welcome the Heads of Delegation and start the meeting. On 30 August work will continue and conclude with Ashton-Mogherini joint press conference. The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 28 member states, together with the European Union Institutions, will take part to the event.

Here follow the scheduled moments of interest for the press:

MiCo – 29 August

Arrival of authorities (12:30 P.M.), for journalists, TV operators and photographers.

Family picture (3:30 PM), for TV operators and photographers. 

MiCo – 30 August

Joint press conference of the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister, Federica Mogherini (12 P.M.) for journalists, TV operators and photographers.