Weekly meeting of the Barroso Commission: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-058913   Duration: 10:59:03  Lieu:
End production: 17/09/2008   First transmission: 17/09/2008
The College of Commissioners met on 17 September 2008 for its weekly meeting. Commissioners proposed a revision of legislation on animal testing, aiming to reduce the number of animals used in scientific experiments. They were also expected to adopt a proposal on improving the condition of animals killed for their meat or fur. The College studied measures aimed to make food available to charitable organisations for distribution to poor people. They also presented two communications, one evaluating the 2005-2008 Drugs Action Plan and one presenting the new 2009-2012 Action Plan. Special emphasis was put on the need to widen knowledge and research capacity at a European level and to improve indicators to better gear policies to prevention and treatment. It includes suggestions to enhance coordination and cooperation in the field of security and to make better use of Europol and Eurojust. Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Multilingualism, presented a communication entitled "Multilingualism: An Asset for Europe, A Shared Commitment". This is a new strategy proposing a comprehensive language policy which brings together issues relating to inter-cultural dialogue, social inclusion and competitiveness. The objectives are to raise awareness of the value of linguistic diversity and to aim for policies that make diversity an asset for intercultural dialogue and prosperity.

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10:56:51 Title 00:00:04
10:56:56 Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid 00:00:10
10:57:06 Arrival of Dalia Grybauskaitė, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget, joining Danuta Hübner, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy 00:00:13
10:57:19 Joe Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 00:00:06
10:57:25 Arrival of Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research, and Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, joining Joe Borg 00:00:11
10:57:36 Arrival of Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Health 00:00:06
10:57:42 Joe Borg and Janez Potocnik 00:00:06
10:57:48 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:09
10:57:57 Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security 00:00:06
10:58:03 General view of the round table 00:00:06
10:58:09 Danuta Hübner and Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of Environment (3 shots) 00:00:20
10:58:29 General view of the round table 00:00:12
10:58:41 Arrival of Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Multilingualism, joining Androulla Vassiliou (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:58:57 Androulla Vassiliou, Leonard Orban and Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy 00:00:06
10:59:03 General view of the round table 00:00:07
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