EU/Latin America and the Caribbean Summit: statements by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, and Peter Mandelson

Type: Report   Reference: I-057316   Duration: 11:22:13  Lieu:
End production: 16/05/2008   First transmission: 15/05/2008
European and Latin American leaders gathered in Lima (Peru) on 16-17 May 2008, for the fifth EU/Latin America and the Caribbean Summit in a decade. They planned to tackle climate change, high food prices and poverty - a top priority of the Latin American and Caribbean nations - and slow global warming - a key interest of the Europeans. The European Commission planned to announce EuroClima, a 7.7 million dollars fund for Latin American projects aimed at stemming climate change.

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11:18:38 Title 00:00:04
11:18:43 Exterior view of the National Museum building (3 shots) 00:00:19
11:19:02 General view of the EU/Latin America and the Caribbean Summit meeting (5 shots) 00:00:33
11:19:35 General view of the press conference 00:00:07
11:19:42 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
11:19:46 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, (in SPANISH) saying that this summit presents them with an opportunity to discuss three subjects: the fight against poverty and against inequality, but this struggle is also connected to the fight against climate change, in favour of an environment which we must preserve; they have also discussed important global subjects like the immigration issue 00:00:40
11:20:26 Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, at a press conference 00:00:07
11:20:33 Cutaway of press 00:00:03
11:20:36 Hans-Gert Pöttering (in ENGLISH) saying that he realised how many citizens from Latin America and Central America are in Spain in different positions and professions; and he got to learn that many came to Spain illegally; he thinks they have to find a framework, and he will say it in his speech before the Heads of government, to find a human solution but in a legal framework 00:00:30
11:21:06 Cutaway of the press conference 00:00:07
11:21:13 Peter Mandelson, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, at a press conference 00:00:05
11:21:18 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
11:21:22 Peter Mandelson (in ENGLISH) saying that here he is, bound to say that the ambition and the level of the offers tabled by the EU's Latin American trading partners have not matched the offers that have been tabled by the EU; unless that is rectified, these negotiations will take longer than they need to and longer than the economic opportunities that are stake have time for; it will be a major missed opportunity if they do not accelerate their negotiations and engage more intensively in the months to come 00:00:51
11:22:13 Cutaway 00:00:10
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