Visit of María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso, and extracts from the press briefing with Franco Frattini

Type: Visit to the Commission   Reference: I-055145   Duration: 10:50:54  Lieu:
End production: 03/10/2007   First transmission: 03/10/2007
María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, was in Brussels to meet José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security. Policies linked to immigration and the European Agency Frontex were on the top of the agenda. They also discussed about two Commission's proposals: the creation of a "blue card" and a register of foreign nationals entering and leaving the EU.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:46:50 Title 00:00:04
10:46:55 Exterior view of the European Commission building 00:00:07
10:47:02 Arrival of María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister 00:00:13
10:47:15 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, welcoming María Teresa Fernández de la Vega and her delegation (2 shots) 00:00:29
10:47:44 View of the meeting between José Manuel Barroso and María Teresa Fernández de la Vega 00:00:08
10:47:52 Jornalists attending the press conference 00:00:06
10:47:58 Arrival of María Teresa Fernández de la Vega and Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, in the press room 00:00:08
10:48:06 Franco Frattini (in FRENCH) saying that he can confirm that the evolution of Frontex is going to go on in the next months and from January its missions are going to become permanent, especially the HERA mission in the Canary Islands; the capacity of prevention, that has had so good results, is going to be reinforced, because a decrease in the number of illegal immigrants arriving in Europe has been registered; this is also due to the cooperation of African countries 00:00:36
10:48:42 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:48:47 María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (in SPANISH) saying that an increase of 30 million Euros of the budget accorded to Frontex was confirmed to her; this will allow the operations to be financed entirely by the Agency and not financed or co-financed by Member States 00:00:20
10:49:07 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:49:13 María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (in SPANISH) saying that since President Zapatero launched in 2005 the idea of a global policy for migration, Spain has insisted on the need of a global vision and also on the need of speaking with one voice in Europe; and in two years they have registered very important results 00:00:31
10:49:44 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:49:49 María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (in SPANISH) saying that they have been talking about the need of increasing the funds to promote the return for immigrants; that means that they want to facilitate the voluntary return by linking it to the possibilities of obtaining a better futur 00:00:32
10:50:21 Cutaway 00:00:02
10:50:23 Franco Frattini (in FRENCH) saying that what they have obtained this year and the previous one is a decrease of the number of illegal immigrant and that shows that Frontex cooperation works; they have to explain this to Member States which are a little bit reluctant and convince them to participate; there is going to be funds of around 72 million Euros 00:00:31
10:50:54 Franco Frattini and María Teresa Fernández de la Vega leaving the press room 00:00:09
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