HOSTED BY THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA 1 JUNE 2023
The European Political Community (EPC) is a platform for political coordination among European countries across the continent. It aims to promote political dialogue and cooperation to address issues of common interest and to strengthen the security, stability, and prosperity of the European continent.
The Republic of Moldova will host the second Summit of the EPC on 1 June 2023. This Summit will build on the foundations of the initial EPC gathering that took place in Prague in October 2022. The EPC Summits are organized on a rotating basis by each participating country with the host alternating between an EU and non-EU member state. This is the first EPC Summit hosted by a non-EU country.
The discussions of the second EPC Summit will focus on three main topics: joint efforts for peace and security; energy resilience and climate action; and interconnections in Europe for a better connected and more stable continent.
Maia Sandu, the President of Moldova and the host of the second EPC Summit, recognized the unique value of the meeting by stating that “the EPC Summit is an exceptional platform that provides small and large countries, both within and outside the EU, with an equal voice during discussions. This makes it an unparalleled forum."
Moldova views hosting this EPC Summit as a tremendous opportunity to promote meaningful dialogue and collaboration on issues that affect the wider European community.
The membership of the European Political Community has grown since the first Summit in 2022. Invitations to attend the second EPC Summit were extended to 47 heads of State and Government, as well as to the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, and the President of the European Parliament.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with
UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
Extensive preparations are underway in advance of the 1 June event, including discussions with all participating states, the European Council and the European Commission, as well as the civil society.
Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, said: “The extensive and inclusive discussions demonstrate the importance and commitment to a successful outcome of the upcoming Summit. We look forward to a fruitful and productive dialogue on key issues that are critical for a connected, united Europe.”
Media representatives will have access to a press centre on the premises of Mimi Castle. It will also be possible to attend individual media opportunities that will be available on site.
Teleradio-Moldova and Televiziunea Română, TVR, with the use of the EBU Eurovision News Events distribution network, are the host broadcasters for the Summit. Content is intended exclusively for news and current affairs programs.
The official Twitter account of the Summit is @EPCMoldova.
The Media Kit is available in the Media and Resources Section.
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The second Summit of the European Political Community will be held on 1 June 2023 at Mimi Castle in Bulboaca. The venue is located 35 km away from Chişinău, the capital of Moldova.
Mimi Castle is a winery and an impressive architectural structure built at the end of the 19th century. It is believed to be the first château in the region. The cellar has a storage capacity of about 300,000 liters of wine in barrels.
Renovation of the castle was completed in 2016. The castle now includes a museum, an art gallery, a conference hall, a hotel, and a restaurant.