EU/Latin America and the Caribbean Summit: extracts from the opening of the plenary session

Type: Report   Reference: I-057320   Duration: 10:06:16  Lieu:
End production: 16/05/2008   First transmission: 16/05/2008
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. Alan García, President of Peru, opened the summit with an appeal for the nearly 60 leaders or top officials to set aside petty issues and focus on setting clear strategies in the struggle against poverty and global warming.

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10:03:36 Title 00:00:04
10:03:41 Arrival of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, and handshake with Alan García, President of Peru (2 shots) 00:00:23
10:04:04 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and handshake with Alan García (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:04:20 Arrival of Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, and handshake with Alan García (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:04:33 Arrival of Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, and handshake with Alan García 00:00:10
10:04:43 General view of the plenary session 00:00:06
10:04:49 José Manuel Barroso (in SPANISH) on the key issues they are going to discuss at the summit: the environment, climate change, sustainable development, energy; saying that so many issues in one little title seems complex; but that complexity is not artificial, it is the product of the effects of globalization and the interconnections which emerge from all these themes; just as inflation, be it with food or fuel, affects the most vulnerable sectors of society, the effects of climate change affect less developed parts of the planet more or they aggravate situations in zones which are particularly difficult (4 shots) 00:00:51
10:05:40 Evo Morales 00:00:06
10:05:46 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela 00:00:06
10:05:52 General view of the plenary session 00:00:17
10:06:09 Arrival of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentine, for the family photo 00:00:07
10:06:16 Family photo of summit participants 00:00:36
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