Extracts from the press conference by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, on the negotiations for a Framework Agreement with Libya

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-056579   Duration: 10:25:25  Lieu:
End production: 27/02/2008   First transmission: 27/02/2008
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, gave a press conférence on the negociations for a Framework Agreement with Libya. The European Commission has proposed that the EU should start negotiations for a Framework Agreement with Libya in 2008. Once the Council has approved the mandate, the Commission will negotiate the Agreement with the Libyan Government with the objective of strengthening the political, social, economic, commercial and cultural relations between both parties. By entering into contractual negotiations with Libya the Commission aims to establishing fruitful dialogue on political issues, including important subjects such as international security, development and human rights. The agreement will also push to further develop trade and economic relations, notably by establishing a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Libya. And finally, the aim is also to cooperate in areas of common interest such as migration, energy, transports and environment.

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10:21:59 Title 00:00:04
10:22:04 Shot of the European Commission building 00:00:05
10:22:09 Arrival of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, in the press room. 00:00:07
10:22:16 Benita Ferrero-Waldner saying (in ENGLISH) that what they need is a common European framework that will allow Libya to take advantage of the European added value in this process of reintegrating into the international community; that no single Member State would manage to face all the common challenges that are there in this region where Libya is indeed an essential partner. 00:00:30
10:22:46 Cutaway of journalists attending the press conference 00:00:08
10:22:54 Benita Ferrero-Waldner saying (in ENGLISH) that the launching of negotiations for this new framework is important because there will be a reciprocal dialogue and engagement; that the potential of EU/Libya relation is a high one; that it's high on the political dialogue, on trade, on energy, and also on such delicate issues like migration. 00:00:29
10:23:23 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:23:29 Benita Ferrero-Waldner saying (in ENGLISH) that Energy security is important for all of us and indeed for Libya it is one of the primary objectives; that Libya is already a very important exporter of oil, but needs to establish a long term strategy with Europe with a view on sustainable use of resources; that the EU is interested on establishing the supplies sources. 00:00:29
10:23:58 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:24:04 Benita Ferrero-Waldner saying (in ENGLISH) that Libya is a country of destinations but it is also a country of transit; Therefore there is a huge pressure on Libya, because a number of migrants are going through its territory; that some Member States have already pragmatic relations and it's important to go on working with them. 00:00:29
10:24:33 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:24:38 Benita Ferrero-Waldner saying (in ENGLISH) that the Humans right clause will be a very important clause in this Framework Agreement; that from their preliminary contacts, Libya is ready for really discussing this questions. 00:00:47
10:25:25 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:10
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