High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini together with Commissioners Günther H. Oettinger, Johannes Hahn, Christos Stylianides and Julian King will participate in the Munich Security Conference.
High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will participate tomorrow in a session together with NATO Secretary General Jens StoltenbergandGerman Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas. She will use this opportunity to highlight steps taken towards a stronger EU as a global actor, including in the area of security and defence. She will also hold a number of bilateral meetings in the margins of the Conference. Commissioner Oettinger will deliver the closing remarks at the Munich Cyber Security Conference on Thursday evening. On Friday and Saturday, he will hold a series of bilateral meetings with high-level government representatives. Late on Saturday, he will talk to the Munich Young Leaders. Commissioner Hahn will hold a series of bilateral meetings and will participate at discussions including a panel on Saturday about “Security in South East Europe” with Presidents Hashim Thaçi and Aleksandar Vučić. Commissioner Stylianides will address an event on global health security and the Ebola virus, as well as holding a number of bilateral meetings with humanitarian partners as well as the Bavarian Minister of the Interior, Mr Joachim Herrmann, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, Mr David Zalkaliani, and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ms Monica Juma. Commissioner Stylianides also holds a Citizens’ Dialogue whilst in Germany together with MEP Angelika Niebler to listen to the priorities, concerns and views of Europeans on the work of the European Commission. Today, ahead of the main conference, Commissioner King will deliver the keynote speech at the Munich Cyber Security Conference. On Friday and Saturday, the Commissioner will participate in a number of panel discussions focusing, among others, on challenges posed by hybrid and cyber-enabled threats. He will also present the EU’s actions to ensure that the European Parliament elections in May 2019 are free, fair and secure. On Friday, Commissioner King will also address the Bavarian State Parliament. Photos of the High Representative/Vice-President and the Commissioners at the conference will be available on EbS.