EUPOL COPPS: EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories

Type: Report   Reference: I-055791   Duration: 10:14:58  Lieu:
End production: 26/11/2007   First transmission: 26/11/2007
In the run-up to the Annapolis Conference on the Middle East Peace Process, the Council's audiovisual service released a TV package highlighting the support given by the EU to the Palestinian Police, including: pictures of Ramallah, Palestinian police at work, police training including female police, EUPOL COPPS headquarters, Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, visiting the police training center, police trainers from various EU Member States at work, etc.

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10:11:35 Title 00:00:04
10:11:40 Traffic on a normal day in the streets of Ramallah (5 shots) 00:00:19
10:11:59 Bashir Attaic, Palestinian Police, (in ARABIC) saying that they recognize the support from the European Union by providing police cars and reflective jackets; but that is really not enough; they are still very much in the beginning; he would like to ask not only support for the traffic police but for all the police under the Palestinian Authority (2 shots) 00:00:20
10:12:19 Views of Ramallah (4 shots) 00:00:10
10:12:29 Exterior view of the EUPOL COPPS headquarters in Ramallah (2 shots) 00:00:05
10:12:34 Meeting of EUPOL COPPS staff (5 shots) 00:00:11
10:12:45 Colin Smith, Head of the EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories, (in ENGLISH) saying that this is not a failed police force, as you see in other parts of the Middle East, particularly Iraq; this is a force that just needs resources, that just needs some help and it will develop into what they would see as a capable police force 00:00:14
10:12:59 Police Training Centre in Jericho, which gives refresher courses to experienced policemen and trains new recruits (8 shots) 00:00:25
10:13:24 Rudolphe Mauget, Specialist Police Adviser, (in ENGLISH) saying that the purpose of the training is to make sure that they standardise the techniques and to make sure that the content of their common training sessions is spread in all the public order police units of the West Bank 00:00:13
10:13:37 West Bank prison (6 shots) 00:00:30
10:14:07 Marta Costantino, prison expert EUPOL COPPS, (in ENGLISH) saying that what they can do now is to understand where they are and listen to their requests and try to find out solutions; but they need help and money from all the Member States of the EU to help them do what they want to 00:00:19
10:14:26 Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, visiting the police training center of Jericho (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:14:39 Javier Solana (in ENGLISH) saying that a State without security, a State without good policemen, good judges, would not be a really good one, a solid one; and they want, by the time the new statehood is created, to have all the institutions built up to the highest level 00:00:19
10:14:58 Ramallah street scenes (4 shots) 00:00:21
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