Franco-Frattini, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, was in Washington on 11 December 2007 for the EU/US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting. In an interview, he said his main goal there was to reaffirm the European goodwill to cooperate with the United States.
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||Traffic in Washington, DC
||Exterior view of the EC Delegation building in Washington, with EU flag (3 shots)
||Exterior view of Park Hyatt Hotel (2 shots)
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||Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, (in ENGLISH) saying that his goal is to reaffirm the European goodwill to cooperate with the United States in the field of fighting terrorists while preserving and granting all the civil liberties; how to strike the right balance between right to security and the other fundamental rights including data protection
||Franco Frattini browsing through press conference materials
||Franco Frattini (in ENGLISH) saying that his goal is also to explain to the United States how important it is to Europe to move towards lifting visa requirements for all European citizens including those who come from the new Member States
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||Franco Frattini (in ENGLISH) saying that finally, he also intends to propose to the United States to cooperate on a broad agreement: a transatlantic, mutual understanding on how to protect privacy of people in the field of cooperation on security and fighting terrorism