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President of the European Council Donald Tusk is to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Helsinki, Finland, on November 8.

In particular, Helsinki will host a European People's Party (EPP) congress on November 7-8, an announcement on the European Council's website said.

The Tusk-Poroshenko meeting is to begin at 12:30 local time on November 8.

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"12.30 Meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko," the agenda on the website said.

EPP members will elect their lead candidate for the next European elections, scheduled to take place on May 23-26, 2019, the website of the EPP Helsinki Congress said.

German politician, leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament Manfred Weber and former Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb are EPP candidates for president of the European Commission.