General Affairs and External Relations Council: round table
End production: 11/03/2008 First transmission: 10/03/2008
EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs met in Brussels to prepare the spring meeting of the European Council on 13-14 March 2008. Energy and climate change were at the top of the agenda, as Ministers were expected to discuss European Commission proposals on how to turn ambitious green goals into concrete laws. A difficult point would be the introduction of an auctioning system for CO2 emissions. The meeting on external relations focused on the Middle East, Zimbabwe, Iran, Georgia, and the Western Balkans and Kosovo. A dialogue focused on the collapse of the Serbian government.
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||Exterior view of the Council building
||Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, talking with Luís Amado, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots)
||Markos Kyprianou, Cypriot Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots)
||Markos Kyprianou talking with Dimitrij Rupel and Luís Amado (2 shots)
||Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP
||Dimitrij Rupel talking with Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs
||Dimitrij Rupel, Jean Asselborn and Javier Solana (2 shots)
||General view of the roundtable