Meeting between Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer of the EEAS, and Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General of EEAS for Political Affairs, and their staff

Type: Report   Reference: I-067986   Duration: 10:02:40  Lieu:
End production: 16/11/2010   First transmission: 16/11/2010
With the start date for the European External Action Service (EEAS) rapidly approaching, Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer of the EEAS, and Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General of EEAS for Political Affairs, met their staff on 16 November 2010 in Brussels to inform them about the ongoing work for the transition to the new service.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Future staff of the European External Action Service (EEAS) attending the event (5 shots) 00:00:29
10:00:34 Cutaway of Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the EEAS 00:00:06
10:00:41 SOUNDBITE by Pierre Vimont (in ENGLISH): we have a very large work ahead of us; we all know that; I know your concerns; we are going to watch this very closely; we all know that it is going to be a very important maybe difficult task, but also a very exciting one; most of you have been working on those issues for many years and in some of your wildest dreams you have been hoping that something like would come up; here we are now to try to do it. 00:00:32
10:01:14 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:01:19 SOUNDBITE by Helga Maria Schmid, Deputy Secretary General of EEAS for Political Affairs, (in ENGLISH): for me it's like a dream come true; when I was working in Berlin as a national diplomat I was very much involved supporting the then Foreign Minister in the Convention and I hoped that this would become true; we were a little upset by the referendums but it is finally happening; for me it's a pleasure, it's an honour; I'm happy to have been selected as Political Director, as part of the team; but it is a challenge and I will very much count on all your support; and I'm convinced that together we will actually be able to meet all the challenges. 00:00:42
10:02:02 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:02:12 SOUNDBITE by David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer of the EEAS, (in FRENCH) saying that it is a wonderful occasion to create something completely new, to make a reality of the idea of the Lisbon Treaty of giving one voice to Europe; saying that they are aware that the richness of this service is the staff in Brussels and the staff in the delegations. 00:00:28
10:02:40 Cutaway 00:00:05
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