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29. 5. 201712:38

MEDIA ACCREDITATION, June 9, 2017: Defence and Security Conference Prague

The Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker are hosting a unique high-level conference on strengthening common security and defence cooperation. Conference on Defence and Security Prague will take place on 9 June 2017 at the Žofín Palace in Prague. The conference will bring together high-level speakers from the EU Member States, EU institutions, NATO, and European defence industry.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

More information about the conference can be found at


June 9, 2017


Žofín Palace, Slovanský ostrov 226/8, Praha 1

Conference Programme

9.00 – 10.15 Keynote speeches

10.15 – 11.45 Panel I: Perspectives of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy       

12.45 – 13.05 Opening Speech of the Panel II.

13.05 – 14.35 Panel II: European defence capacities

14.35 – 15.00 Closing remarks


Accreditation for journalists

The completed accreditation form must be sent by Wednesday 7 June 2017, 12:00 a.m. to the email address: Please note that the capacity for media is limited and thus it might not be possible to accept all the accreditations.

On-site Media Contact

Jan Nechvátal, Department of Communication, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, +420 602 283 329
Mariana Wernerová, Section for European Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, +420 601 362 043

MgA. Martin Ayrer
mluvčí vlády, ředitel Odboru komunikace
Government Spokesperson and Director of Department of Communication 

Úřad vlády České republiky | Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4
CZ -118 01  Praha 1

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