23rd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: - extracts from the meeting European Parliament , Horsens, Denmark //

Type: News   Reference: 84204   Duration: 00:05:02  Lieu: AQUA FORUM, HORSENS, DENMARK
End production: 30/05/2012   First transmission: 30/05/2012
Third and last working day for the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Africa Caribbean Pacific - European Union) 23rd session in Denmark. Today's debates focused on the situation in Nigeria and the challenges and opportunities of urban development in ACP cities. The Assembly, the only of its kind in the world, was created for bringing together the elected representatives of the European Community and the representatives of the ACP countries which signed the Cotonou Agreement, an accord with developing countries. The aim of the institution is promote the interdependence of the North and the South, within the values of the human rights and democracy

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00:00:10 Exterior views of the Aqua Forum (Venue of the 23rd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly), FLags, (2 shots) 00:00:01
00:00:11 ACP-EU Plenary session documents, ACP delegates in the foyer (4 shots) 00:00:13
00:00:24 EU ACP Delgates in Plenary ( 5 shots) 00:00:21
00:00:45 General view of the Presidency 00:00:05
00:00:50 Extracts from the debate on the situation in Nigeria SOUNDBITE (English) by Filip KACZMAREK (EPP, PL),"Boko Haram" wants shari'a law more widely applied across Nigeria. Since 2009 the organisation is blamed for death of more than 1000 people, it is also considered as one of the major threat to Nigerian Government. This is why I was glad to hear that a couple of weeks ago that one of the prominent leader of Boko Haram was arrested by Nigerian police; This arrest could indicate a turning point and also shows that the governement is making progress in developing and implementing a comprehensive counter terrorism strategy." 00:00:37
00:01:27 SOUNDBITE (English) Olle SCHMIDT (ALDE, SW),"Poverty and powerlessness are one root cause but does not alone explain all or excuse anything. Hate propaganda, hate retorics and irresponsible people fueling them is another cause." 00:00:15
00:01:42 SOUNDBITE (English) by Representative of Nigerian Parliament," It is not desirable that a resolution would be passed that will mearly serve to inflame passion...It is not helpful to introduce such an issue into the resolution." 00:00:21
00:02:03 SOUNDBITE (English) by Zita GURMAI (S&D, HU)" We must urge the govenment of Nigeria to fight against corruption and exploitation of its national resources tha do not benefit the Nigerian population. President Goodluck Jonathan and the governing party should deploy all the necessary effort in order to spped of pace of reforms which should involve changes to how oil revenue is distributed and saved." 00:00:22
00:02:25 SOUNDBITE (French) by Assarid Ag IMBARCAOUANE, National Parliament, Mali," THe US wanted to put Boko Haram on the black list of terrorist organisations mais it seems that the Nigerian government does not agree to put Boko Haram on the list of terrorist organisations just to be able to negotiate with Boko Haram. I would like to ask if this is true and I wonder how one can negotiata with terrorist who can kill 400 people at once? " 00:00:00
00:02:25 SOUNDBITE (French) by Assarid Ag IMBARCAOUANE, National Parliament, Mali," THe US wanted to put Boko Haram on the black list of terrorist organisations mais it seems that the Nigerian government does not agree to put Boko Haram on the list of terrorist organisations just to be able to negotiate with Boko Haram. I would like to ask if this is true and I wonder how one can negotiata with terrorist who can kill 400 people at once? " 00:00:28
00:02:53 Cutaway, General view of the Plenary session 00:00:05
00:02:58 SOUNDBITE (English) by Alva BAPTISTE, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia, President -in -Office of the ACP Council," The ACP request to the Commission to kindly withdraw the proposed amendment to market access regulation 1528 of 2007, that position has not changed. The ACP group will continue to pursue this matter with various EU institutions and Member States . We shall continue to negotiatie with patience and persistence until agreement is reached." 00:00:00
00:02:58 SOUNDBITE (English) by Alva BAPTISTE, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia, President -in -Office of the ACP Council," The ACP request to the Commission to kindly withdraw the proposed amendment to market access regulation 1528 of 2007, that position has not changed. The ACP group will continue to pursue this matter with various EU institutions and Member States . We shall continue to negotiatie with patience and persistence until agreement is reached." 00:00:29
00:03:27 Cutaways Delegates (2 shots) 00:00:00
00:03:27 Cutaways Delegates (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:03:38 SOUNDBITE (English) by Christian FRIIS BACH, President in Office of the EU Council,"Agenda for change stresses the importance of policy coherence for development. The Council underlines the importance of more ambitious approach here to policy coherence for development and to strengthen our dialogue on PCD with the EP and with Member States Parliaments. European and Partner countries civil society organisations should be engaged and we should discuss this and increase our attention to the policy coherence in international Fora." 00:00:33
00:04:11 SOUNDBITE (English) by Christian FRIIS BACH, President in Office of the EU Council," Economic Partenrship Agreements negotiations and their accompanying development programmes are concrete examples of our efforts to mainstream PCD throughout our trade relations with ACP countries and regions." 00:00:14
00:04:25 Football match organised by the 23Rd JPA , playing teams are composed of both delegates of the ACP and EU member countries. (recorded 29thMay 2012 Horsens Stadium) (14 shots) 00:00:37
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