Weekly meeting of the Barroso Commission: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-056429   Duration: 10:34:43  Lieu:
End production: 13/02/2008   First transmission: 13/02/2008
The major topic for discussions and adoption at the 13 February 2008 weekly European Commission meeting was a set of new measures to improve the security at the external borders of the European Union. The European Commission will present several proposals to combat illegal immigration and organised crime. It will apply to all non-Community nationals, even those who are inside the Schengen area. One of the Commission's flagship proposals is the creation of an electronic register of the entry/exit of third country nationals to tackle the problem of people entering the EU legally but who stay on after the expiry of their visa. The Commission also proposes the creation of a European border surveillance system (Eurosur) to combat illegal border crossings, save the lives of potential illegal immigrants at sea and prevent cross-border crime. Another topic on the agenda was the economic stability programmes of Cyprus, Malta, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:31:26 Title 00:00:04
10:31:31 Exterior view of the European Commission building 00:00:12
10:31:43 Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security 00:00:04
10:31:47 Arrival of Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:04
10:31:51 Franco Frattini and Mariann Fischer Boel (3 shots) 00:00:20
10:32:11 Joaquín Almunia, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs, joined by Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Multilingualism (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:32:26 Arrival of Neelie Kroes, Member of the EC in charge of Competition, and Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth 00:00:09
10:32:35 Vladimír Špidla, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and Markos Kyprianou, Member of the EC in charge of Health 00:00:05
10:32:40 Mariann Fischer Boel; Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud; Neelie Kroes; and Joaquín Almunia 00:00:08
10:32:48 Arrival of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, joined by Leonard Orban (3 shots) 00:00:24
10:33:12 Charlie McCreevy, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services, with Neelie Kroes 00:00:08
10:33:20 Danuta Hübner, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:33:30 Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, and Franco Frattini (2 shots) 00:00:23
10:33:53 Arrival of Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Enterprise and Industry, joined by Mariann Fischer Boel (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:34:04 Leonard Orban and László Kovács, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union 00:00:07
10:34:11 Günter Verheugen 00:00:06
10:34:17 Dalia Grybauskaitė, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget, with Danuta Hübner and Stavros Dimas 00:00:04
10:34:21 Günter Verheugen, Siim Kallas and Joaquín Almunia 00:00:09
10:34:30 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:13
10:34:43 General views (2 shots) 00:00:06
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