European Ministers for Defence meeting: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-061719   Duration: 10:14:38  Lieu:
End production: 18/05/2009
The European Ministers for Defence met on 18 May 2009 in Brussels, under the chairmanship of Martin Barták, Czech Minister for Defence and President in office of the Council. The main topics discussed were EU military operations (Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Atalanta, the first EU naval operation, which is aimed at fighting piracy in the waters off the coast of Somalia; and the EUFOR Tchad/RCA operation in Chad and the Central African Republic, where the EU transferred command to the UN as of 15 March 2009 (MINURCAT II)) and development of EU´s military capabilities (Capability Development Plan, Force Catalogue, Military ERASMUS). During their working lunch, Ministers discussed EU cooperation with strategic partners like NATO, the UN and the African Union.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:12:41 Title 00:00:04
10:12:46 Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP 00:00:06
10:12:52 Slovak delegation 00:00:05
10:12:57 General view of the round table 00:00:05
10:13:02 Jean-Louis Schiltz, Minister for Defence of Luxembourg 00:00:05
10:13:07 Evangelos Meimarakis, Greek Minister for Defence 00:00:06
10:13:13 View of the round table including Carme Chacón Piqueras, Spanish Minister for Defence, talking to Bogdan Adam Klich, Polish Minister for Defence 00:00:09
10:13:22 Javier Solana talking to Claude-France Arnould, Director of the Defence Aspects Directorate of the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:13:39 Maltese delegation 00:00:05
10:13:44 Ljubica Jelušic, Slovenian Minister for Defence 00:00:08
10:13:52 Military staff (4 shots) 00:00:27
10:14:19 Eimert van Middelkoop, Dutch Minister for Defence 00:00:05
10:14:24 Austrian delegation 00:00:07
10:14:31 Military staff 00:00:07
10:14:38 General view 00:00:05
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