Statement by Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, on Montenegro

Type: Report   Reference: I-060679   Duration: 10:25:44  Lieu:
End production: 24/02/2009   First transmission: 24/02/2009
Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, answered a journalist about Montenegro's possible access to the EU. That was during Karel Schwarzenberg's joint press conference with Lulzim Xhelal Basha, Albanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, after the EU Troika/Albania Ministerial Meeting on 24 February 2009.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:24:12 Title 00:00:04
10:24:17 Arrival of Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, and Lulzim Xhelal Basha, Albanian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:07
10:24:24 Karel Schwarzenberg (in ENGLISH) saying that the application of Montenegro, which was handed in December during the French Presidency, is for the moment not proceeded yet; they have lengthened the discussions about it; they will come back to discuss it on 16 December; he hopes he will achieve unanimity between the Member States. 00:00:33
10:24:57 Karel Schwarzenberg (in ENGLISH) saying that there is some sceptic mood inside the European Union, which the Presidency is fighting against but that should be accepted as a reality; the Presidency is a moderating power, so they have to send a message which corresponds to their view but first of all to the view of our Community of 27; Montenegro has had the bad luck to present it in this time of financial crisis; for the moment, the climate is not too friendly. 00:00:47
10:25:44 Cutaway 00:00:11
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