Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: arrivals
End production: 01/12/2009 First transmission: 01/12/2009
The Stockholm Programme, work to combat human trafficking, a Common European Asylum System and visa exemption to the Schengen area for countries in the Western Balkans. These are some of the issues that the EU Ministers for Justice and Migration discussed when they met at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 30 November and 1 December 2009, in Brussels. Beatrice Ask, Swedish Minister for Justice, and Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy chaired the meeting.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Cutaway of press
||Soundbite by Beatrice Ask, Swedish Minister for Justice and President in office of the Council, (in ENGLISH): one of the main questions today is to discuss how to better deal with trafficking, a crime that will take place in different countries; it is inefficient to take the case into one court, one court there; if you could put all the items into one court you would get a better decision.
||Arrival of Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, German Federal Minister for Justice, and soundbite (in GERMAN): FDP is satisfied with this result; we say that everything has to be done to start immediately the Swift agreement; we have to work on the provisional agreement so that the conditions are fulfilled on the content, which is something we always asked for (2 shots)
||Arrival of Stefaan de Clerck, Belgian Minister for Justice
||Arrival of Margarita Popova, Bulgarian Minister for Justice
||Arrival of Remigijus Šimašius, Lithuanian Minister for Justice
||Francisco Caamaño Dominguez, Spanish Minister for Justice