Participation of José Manuel Barroso in the Baltic Seas States Summit: 30/05/2012
End production: 30/05/2012 First transmission: 31/05/2012
On 31 May 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated at the invitation of Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, in the 9th Baltic Sea State Summit held in Stralsund, Germany. The main discussion points on the agenda focused on energy security and demographic changes in the Baltic Sea region. Competitiveness and sustainable growth, both in the region and in Europe as a whole, were of course also part of the discussions of the leaders. Baltic Sea State Summits take place every other year in the framework of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, established in 1992 to support the development and cooperation in the region. Eight EU countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden) and three non-EU countries (Island, Norway and Russia) are members.
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||Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, talking at the Airport (3 shots)
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso at Stralsund Theater and welcomed by Angela Merkel
||Exterior views of the Town Hall of Stralsund (2 shots)
||Angela Merkel, José Manuel Barroso and the Participants at the Baltic Sea Summit walking towards the Town Hall (3 shots)
||Cutaway of the flag of Stralsund
||Group photo (from left to right): Angela Merkel (4th), José Manuel Barroso (5th) (2 shots)
||Delegation walking towards the Town Hall (2 shots)