EU/Brazil Summit: arrivals, round table and extracts from the press conference
End production: 04/07/2007
The first EU/Brazil Summit took place in Lisbon, Portugal, with the participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, José Sócrates, Portuguese Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU, and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. Over the last years, Brazil has become an increasingly significant global player and emerged as a key interlocutor for the EU. However, until recently the EU/Brazil dialogue has not been sufficiently exploited and carried out mainly through EU-Mercosur dialogue. Brazil is the last “BRICS” to meet the EU in a Summit.
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||Exterior view of the Atlantic Pavilion
||Arrival of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Peter Mandelson, Member of the EC in charge of Trade
||José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and José Sócrates, Portuguese Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU (2 shots)
||Arrival of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, and handshake with José Manuel Barroso and José Sócrates
||Family picture with José Manuel Barroso, José Sócrates and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
||General view of the meeting (6 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and José Sócrates arriving at the press conference
||José Sócrates (in PORTUGUESE) saying that he retains that at the end of this Summit of External Policy, the European Union has become stronger in depth, in coherence and in what concerns its goals
||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (in PORTUGUESE) saying that the history of the relationship between Brazil and Europe is long and the one between Brazil and Portugal is even longer, from since Brazil was not even Brazil, it was only a geographic space lost in the Ocean; and now we only have to make this relationship better
||José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that a new chapter opens on what concerns the relationship between Brazil and Europe; not only a relationship based on general interests and values, but with concrete goals; Brazil today is a potency that becomes more and more relevant in the world and the EU has to work with Brazil concerning the big global issues