Visit of Geir Haarde, Icelandic Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso, and extracts from the joint press briefing

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-056581   Duration: 10:02:28  Lieu:
End production: 27/02/2008   First transmission: 28/02/2008
On 27 February 2008, Geir Haarde, Icelandic Prime Minister, paid a visit to José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, in Brussels. After their meeting, they held a joint press conference where José Manuel Barroso underlined the excellent relations between Iceland and the EU and stressed the importance to go further, especially in fishery policy.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Berlaymont building 00:00:04
10:00:09 Joint arrival of Geir Haarde, Icelandic Prime Minister, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:22
10:00:32 Cutaway of press 00:00:05
10:00:37 Arrival of Geir Haarde and José Manuel Barroso at the press briefing 00:00:08
10:00:45 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): We already have a close cooperation in a large number of areas, but I think there is still ground to enhance this, for example in areas such as maritime affairs and indeed during our meeting we have discussed maritime and fishery policy in the very detail. 00:00:18
10:01:04 Geir Haarde and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:05
10:01:10 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): We are in a very initial phase of preparing the future of common Fishery Policy, a reform and so I asked the Prime Minister, an expert and who is in touch with ours so that we received the input of Iceland when we are now shaping the future of our common Fishery Policy. 00:00:24
10:01:34 Geir Haarde and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:04
10:01:38 Soundbite by Geir Haarde (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU is planning to revise its Common Fishery Policy by 2012 and indeed the Common Agriculture Policy by 2013; saying that they discussed a number of points related to this and also the Green Paper of the Union with respect to Maritime Policy in general. 00:00:21
10:01:59 Geir Haarde and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:05
10:02:05 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): Our understanding , not only for Iceland, but for any similar case, long term monitoring integration within the Euro-Area can only be envisaged in the broader context of the EU membership. This would include the Euro accession as foreseen based on the achievement of nominal convergence. 00:00:23
10:02:28 Departure of Geir Haarde and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:11
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