Visit of Vuk Jeremić, Serbian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Štefan Füle: extracts from the joint press briefing

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-070321   Duration: 00:03:10  Lieu:
End production: 23/06/2011   First transmission: 23/06/2011
Vuk Jeremić, Serbian Minister for Foreign Affairs, visited Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, on 23 June 2011 in Brussels. They held a joint press briefing after their meeting, which took place as the European Commission was actively preparing its Opinion on Serbia's EU membership application.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Arrival of Vuk Jeremić, Serbian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, to the press conference 00:00:06
00:00:11 Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH) saying that there is an ongoing reform process in Serbia reflecting very much on the EC's recommendations from 2010, from the progress report; just recently, two pieces of important legislation passed and he encourages Vuk Jeremić to continue and even accelerate the work on this and other issues related to the rule of law, the fight against corruption and organized crime; they also discussed the process that needs to be started as far as the property rights are concerned. 00:00:43
00:00:54 Cutaway of cameraman 00:00:03
00:00:58 Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH) saying that they talked about an important dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and about a need to put on the table some concrete results with the aim to improve the lives of the people in the region. 00:00:22
00:01:21 General view 00:00:03
00:01:24 Soundbite by Vuk Jeremić (in ENGLISH) saying that they are now entering a very important period of basically the last few months before the European Commission presents a report; it is of critical significance that they understand very well where efforts and energies need to be focused; this meeting helped them align this point of view. 00:00:26
00:01:51 Cutaway of cameraman 00:00:04
00:01:56 Soundbite by Vuk Jeremić (in ENGLISH) saying that politically speaking, together they have a very important chance this far; they have a chance to assure that the Western Balkans remain a success story for the European Union; that would be of course of enormous significance for Serbia and for the Western Balkan countries but it would also be very good for the European Union to make sure that the Western Balkans continue being a success story. 00:00:33
00:02:29 Cutaway 00:00:05
00:02:35 Soundbite by Vuk Jeremić (in ENGLISH) saying that when it comes to internal affairs, of course there are important reforms that are still ahead of them in the next few months; they're going to try and close some of these chapters; when it comes to dialogue with Pristina, they're taking it very seriously and they are nearing the time when the first results are going to start to come out of this dialogue, which is an outcome that not too many people were optimistic about a few months ago. 00:00:30
00:03:05 Cutaway 00:00:04
00:03:10 Vuk Jeremić and Štefan Füle shaking hands and leaving 00:00:06
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