EU/Russia Summit: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-073558   Duration: 10:03:41  Lieu:
End production: 04/06/2012   First transmission: 04/06/2012
On 4 June 2012, the 29th EU/Russia Summit took place at the Konstantinovsky Palace, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The EU was represented by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC. Russia was represented by Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. During this Summit, Leaders focused on bilateral relations, including the need to reinvigorate the negotiations on the New Agreement. The Summit also looked forward to the ratification of Russia’s WTO accession, and reconfirmed that all related commitments will be implemented. The leaders also discussed energy cooperation. The leaders also took note of the intensive work going on regarding the implementation of the Common Steps towards visa-free travel and discussed visa and mobility issues in general. The situation regarding human rights and the rule of law in Russia was also on the agenda. This video shows extracts from the round table.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General atmosphere of the Plenary session in Konstantinovsky Palace with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy (5 shots) 00:00:15
10:00:20 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council 00:00:25
10:00:45 General view of the round table with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia 00:00:07
10:00:52 José Manuel Barroso and Günther Oettinger 00:00:03
10:00:55 Soundbite by Vladimir Putin (in RUSSIAN) on the development of the integration process in Euroasia Economic Community as a priority and on the importance of relations with the EU 00:00:14
10:01:10 Günther Oettinger, José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton 00:00:05
10:01:15 Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton 00:00:03
10:01:18 Soundbite by Vladimir Putin (in RUSSIAN) on visa problems of the Russian journalists from Kremlin official media pool during his latest visit to France and Germany 00:00:14
10:01:33 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton 00:00:11
10:01:44 General view of the round table with Vladimir Putin 00:00:03
10:01:47 General view of the round table with Günther Oettinger, José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton 00:00:05
10:01:53 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH): As you know, the EU-Russia relationship is enjoying its best dynamics for years. WTO membership, visas, Partnership for Modernisation – we have a solid track record and constructive dialogue that we should build on. 00:00:18
10:02:11 José Manuel Barroso 00:00:07
10:02:18 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH): The Union believes that the idea of the Eurasian Economic Union, as based on WTO rules, could lead to positive contributions to trade, prosperity and cooperation. To get back to our bilateral relationship, the best basis for our partnership would be an ambitious and comprehensive bilateral new agreement. I believe that this should become the new centrepiece of our relationship. The Union also wants to be Russia’s partner in its modernisation. That is why I see the further development of the Partnership for Modernisation as one of the priorities. It should be a partnership that converges the economy, society, and the rule of law. 00:00:44
10:03:03 Günther Oettinger 00:00:05
10:03:09 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH): On foreign policy, we have on some issues different views, but there is a lot of convergence on Iran, on the Middle East peace process, and even on Syria, as far as the Annan Plan is concerned. 00:00:12
10:03:21 Cutaway of European and Russian flags 00:00:03
10:03:25 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH): I believe a new cycle is opening. And it offers us opportunity to look ahead and think strategically on what we want to achieve bilaterally and where we will want to be in five years time. And even further ahead. 00:00:15
10:03:41 General views of the round table (2 shots) 00:00:07
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