Speeches by José Manuel Barroso and Joe Borg on the Integrated Maritime Policy

Type: News   Reference: I-055336   Duration: 10:08:08  Lieu:
End production: 22/10/2007   First transmission: 22/10/2007
The European Union has almost 70.000 km of coastline and borders six seas and oceans, including its outermost regions and islands. With the recent enlargement, Europe has a new maritime dimension: the Black Sea. Half of all Europeans live nowadays less than 50 km from the coast and maritime-based industries and services produce between 3 to 5% of the European GDP. The development of an integrated maritime policy is therefore essential to all Member States, even to those which do not have a coastline. The Ministerial Conference on the Maritime Policy for the European Union, to be held in Lisbon on 22 October 2007, is the most important initiative of the Portuguese Presidency on oceans and seas, pointing out to its strategic importance for Europe.

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10:05:04 Title 00:00:04
10:05:09 Boat on the Tejo river 00:00:05
10:05:14 Exterior view of the congress centre 00:00:05
10:05:19 Arrival of Joe Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 00:00:09
10:05:28 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:05:34 General atmosphere before the meeting (6 shots) 00:00:28
10:06:02 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (2 shots) 00:00:22
10:06:24 José Manuel Barroso with José Sócrates, Portuguese Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU 00:00:08
10:06:32 José Manuel Barroso shaking hands with Michel Delebarre, President of the Committee of the Regions 00:00:05
10:06:37 José Sócrates with the press 00:00:05
10:06:42 José Manuel Barroso and Joe Borg 00:00:04
10:06:46 José Manuel Barroso talking to journalists 00:00:05
10:06:51 José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that there has been big process; there has been a very wide process of concertation and now there is a clear consensus on the need for an integrated maritime policy for Europe; it is very good that they meet in Lisbon just after the historical agreement on the reform treaty, so that they can move to concrete policies 00:00:23
10:07:14 Cutaway 00:00:04
10:07:18 General view of the press conference 00:00:05
10:07:23 Joe Borg 00:00:05
10:07:28 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:07:37 Joe Borg (in ENGLISH) saying that the reaction of the Member States is very positive; all of them support the Blue Paper and the plan of action 00:00:25
10:08:02 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:08:08 Group photo 00:00:08
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