Hannes Swoboda, leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, will travel to Istanbul (Turkey) on Sunday 23 September to take part in the Istanbul Finance Summit 2012 which will take place on Monday and Tuesday 24 and 25 September.
Hannes Swoboda will make a keynote speech to the Summit on Monday at 11:00 on the Financial crisis and the social fabric of Europe.
During his stay, Hannes Swoboda will have meetings with several Turkish personalities from the political, social and economic areas. He will also have special meetings with representatives of the Turkish media.
The S&D Group's Leader considers that it is time for both the EU and Turkey to put the negotiation process back on the table, pointing out that the EU and Turkey have crucial common interests.