Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, took part in the European Development Days organised by the European Commission and the Polish Presidency on 15 and 16 December 2011 in Warsaw, Poland.
He held a joint press conference with Krzysztof Stanowski, Polish Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on 15 December.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Views of Warsaw (3 shots)
||Press conference by Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, and Krzysztof Stanowski, Polish Under-Secretary of State for Development and Economic Cooperation
||Soundbite by Krzysztof Stanowski (in POLISH) on the fact that Poland believes there can be no development without democracy.
||Soundbite by Krzysztof Stanowski (in ENGLISH) on the need to make sure aid policy is efficient and effective.
||Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that the Arab Spring shows people want freedom and want to control their own lives.
||Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that Europe must continue to show commitment to its aid pledges despite the economic situation.
||Extract from "Agenda for Change, Season I - Human Rights and Development: Mixing the Families?":
Soundbite by Rami Abdurrahman, Founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, (in ARABIC) on the fact that 5000 people have been killed in the recent uprising in Syria and that the international community just sat by and watched.
||Amira Chebli, Tunisian actress, dancer and blogger
||Soundbite by Amira Chebli (in ENGLISH) on her optimism about the future for Tunisia.
||Farida Allaghi, Libyan Human Rights Activist
||Soundbite by Farida Allaghi (in ENGLISH) on the fact that Europe has no lessons to give to Libya or the developing world.
||Cutaways (5 shots)