Visit of Jacques Barrot to Poland
End production: 02/03/2009 First transmission: 02/03/2009
Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, was in Poland on 2 March 2009. He visited the border checkpoint in Korczowa, at the border between Poland and Ukraine. He said he was glad to observe there how well the Polish and Ukrainian border guards cooperate, as well as the European border guards from Frontex. Jacques Barrot then met with Grzegorz Schetyna, Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Interior and Administration. He also visited the Frontex headquarters in Warsaw and met with Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director of Frontex.
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||General view of Warsaw
||Arrival of Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, to Warsaw Airport; and going into a helicopter (2 shots)
||Interior views of the helicopter (3 shots)
||Jacques Barrot stepping out of the helicopter
||Poland/Ukraine border in Korczowa
||Jacques Barrot meeting with border guards and local authorities in Korczowa border point (7 shots)
||Place where falsified documents are checked (3 shots)
||Daily control on the border, exhibition of the appliance used at the border post (5 shots)
||Helicopter ready to take off to fly to Warsaw
||View of Warsaw
||Jacques Barrot meeting with Grzegorz Schetyna, Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Interior and Administration
||Soundbite by Jacques Barrot (in FRENCH): I was in Korchowa, and I visited the customs post on the border between Poland and Ukraine; I was glad to observe there how well the Polish border guards cooperate, as well as the European border guards from Frontex; I also saw how the border guards check the identity papers in order to make sure that there is no forgery, and also to watch all kinds of traffics and trafficking that can occur; I also noticed the very good cooperation between Poland and Ukraine; we want indeed to protect all the European citizens, making sure that not everybody breaks into the Schengen area, of which citizens can move around freely.
||Exterior view of the Frontex building in Warsaw
||Arrival of Jacques Barrot and handshake with Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director of Frontex
||Exterior view of the Frontex building