General Affairs and External Relations Council: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-060891   Duration: 10:06:45  Lieu:
End production: 16/03/2009   First transmission: 16/03/2009
The EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs gathered in Brussels on 16 and 17 March 2009 for a meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC). On the agenda of the General Affairs section were preparations for the Spring European Council and the Community contribution to the Recovery Plan. The External Relations section addressed the Western Balkans, Belarus and Moldova. During lunch, the participants focused on transatlantic relations and the Middle East peace process.

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10:04:34 Title 00:00:04
10:04:39 Exterior view of the Council building 00:00:05
10:04:44 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:04:52 Dalia Grybauskaitė, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget 00:00:06
10:04:58 Czech Presidency: Alexandr Vondra, Czech Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs and President in office of the Council 00:00:04
10:05:02 Kinga Göncz, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, speaking with Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration; and Jean Asselborn shaking hands with Diego López Garrido, Spanish Secretary of State for European Affairs 00:00:10
10:05:12 Kinga Göncz speaking with Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Stubb, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Urmas Paet, Estonian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Michael Spindelegger, Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:15
10:05:27 Alexandr Vondra 00:00:08
10:05:35 Alexander Stubb, Urmas Paet, and Michael Spindelegger 00:00:06
10:05:41 Kinga Göncz with Diego López Garrido, and with Samuel Žbogar, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:09
10:05:50 General view with Czech Presidency 00:00:04
10:05:54 Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, with Michael Spindelegger; and Alexandr Vondra shaking hands with Alexander Stubb and Urmas Paet 00:00:15
10:06:09 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:06:15 Javier Solana, Alexandr Vondra, Alexander Stubb, Urmas Paet and Jean Asselborn 00:00:16
10:06:31 Dalia Grybaukaiste and Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy, with Markos Kyprianou, Cypriot Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:05
10:06:36 General view 00:00:04
10:06:40 Margot Wallström speaking with Carl Bildt 00:00:05
10:06:45 General view 00:00:07
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