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European Commission - Announcement

Media advisory - Leaders’ Meeting on refugee flows along the Western Balkans route, 25 October 2015

Brussels, 22 October 2015

MEDIA REGISTRATION/ ACCREDITATION Application deadline: Friday 23 October 12.00 CET. Send your registration/ accreditation request to:

  1. Journalists holding a 6-month Council Summit badge (1.7.2015 - 31.12.2015) must register by providing full name and badge number
  2. Accredited journalists to the EU institutions in Brussels:holders of the annual inter-institutional accreditation ("yellow badge"), valid until 29.02.2016 must register by providing full name and badge number
  3. Non-accredited journalists, or those holding a temporary inter-institutional accreditation must submit a request for accreditation including:
    • A copy of your national ID card or passport (non EU-citizens must provide a passport)
    • A copy of your valid national press card
    • A letter signed by the editor-in-chief of your media organisation, confirming your status as a journalist and that you are covering the meeting. This letter must include the following: Date, Name of the media organisation and its contact details, Name of the editor-in-chief and his/her contact details, Name of the media representative

When you collect your access badge, you will need to present your original documents.

Please note:

  • Only registered journalists and technicians will be allowed to access the Berlaymont building for the Leaders' meeting
  • Late registration will not be accepted
  • All identity documents (identity and press cards) provided must be valid on the day of the meeting
  • Trainees with media organisations who do not possess a press card are not entitled to request accreditation

For any additional information regarding registration or accreditation, please contact the Media Accreditation Office of the European Commission: tel. +32 (0)2 299 0170; email:

Practical details about the press centre and the media programme will follow shortly.


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