President Jean-Claude Juncker in Prague, the Czech Republic: delivers a speech entitled 'In defence of Europe' as the keynote address on the future of European defence at the high-level Defence and Security Conference; holds a joint press conference with Mr Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, and Ms Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary-General of NATO; and meets Mr Bohuslav Sobotka; Ms Rose Gottemoeller; and Mr Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, for a working lunch.
Ms Federica Mogherini in Prague, the Czech Republic: delivers a keynote speech at the high-level Defence and Security Conference.
Mr Jyrki Katainen in Prague, the Czech Republic: delivers a speech at the high-level Defence and Security Conference; and meets Ms Ursula von der Leyen, Minister for Defence of Germany.
Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Prague, the Czech Republic: participates in the high-level Defence and Security Conference.
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