Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly: formal opening with the participation of Hans-Gert Pöttering, Luís Amado, José Manuel Barroso and Enrique V. Iglesias
End production: 18/12/2007 First transmission: 18/12/2007
After the creation of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly in 2006, this inter-parliamentary organisation held its first ordinary plenary session on 18 December 2007 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the European Parliament in Brussels
||General atmosphere before the session (3 shots)
||Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, (in GERMAN) on the efforts of collaboration between the two regions and the necessary success of the next Lima summit
||Hans-Gert Pöttering (in GERMAN) on the European model of integration that could inspire the Latin-American one, as well as the integration models from others regions; saying that Latin-America has to define its own model of integration
||Luís Amado, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, (in PORTUGUESE) on the relations with regions like Africa and Latin-America, which are determinant for Europe in order to extend multilateralism
||Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, (in SPANISH) saying that they think that the creation of this assembly is another example of the good health of the relations between Europe and Latin-America and of their will to respect what was decided at the Vienna Summit; there is another summit soon, the Lima Summit, and they are already working on it for its success
||Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary General of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, (in SPANISH) on the good economics results in Latin-America; saying that they have learned the good and bad lessons and they should put the social aspect in the centre of their politics; they have improved in fighting against poverty, even if there is still a lot to do; they have also improved regarding the income distribution and unemployment
||Cutaways (3 shots)