Visit of Paulino Rivero Baute, President of the Government of Canarias, to Jacques Barrot

Type: Visit to the Commission   Reference: I-059122   Duration: 10:58:08  Lieu:
End production: 08/10/2008   First transmission: 08/10/2008
Paulino Rivero Baute, President of the Government of Canarias, was in Brussels on 8 October 2008 for talks with Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, on migration issues. Paulino Rivero Baute is seeking the support of the European Union in dealing with illegal immigration, and in particular with the issue of non-accompanied minors. The EU moved on 7 October to export its controls on illegal immigration for the first time by setting up a new office in Africa, the first of several it plans to open to try to deal at source with a flood of migration. Immigrants traditionally attempted to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to get to the Spanish mainland but a crackdown there has led traffickers to increasingly use longer and more dangerous routes, including to Spain's Canary Islands located to west of Morocco. Nearly 5,400 illegal immigrants have arrived on Canary Islands so far in 2008, down from 6,655 who landed on the archipelago during the same period in 2007, according to government figures.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:57:35 Title 00:00:04
10:57:40 Exterior view of the European Commission building 00:00:06
10:57:46 Joint arrival of Paulino Rivero Baute, President of the Government of Canarias, and Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security 00:00:22
10:58:08 General view of the meeting (5 shots) 00:00:42
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