The Prime Minister of Hungary and members of the government of Hungary will travel to Brussels on the 17 November to meet with EU leaders, in preparation for the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU which will begin in 2011.
The Hungarian delegation will then meet with the College of European Commissioners, including Commission President José Manuel Barroso i, following the weekly Commission College meeting, at 12.00.
RIBEIRO DA SILVA Leonor (President Barroso)
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