EU-Tunisia relations- exchange of views with Hamadi JEBALI, Head of Government of Tunisia:
EP Committee on Foreign Affairs
Première transmission: 02/10/2012
Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
Fin de production: 02/10/2012
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the EP, Brussels
||Arrival of Hamadi JEBALI, handshake, atmosphere ahead the meeting (4 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (Arabis) Hamadi JEBALI, Head of Government of Tunisia:
"We are condemning one again the violence attacked on the American embassy in Tunisia, witch lead to people being grounded , and injured, and murdered. we have to learn lessons from this incident, all necessary legal measures are being taken in order to prosecute those whom are responsible for this attacks . These people will be broad to justice and measures to protect all diplomatic missions and all embassies in Tunisia are taken. All those measures have been strengthened and in the future demonstrations will only be permitted as long as they do not prejudice in any way the rights and laws prevailing in our country.
Ladies and gentlemen's, Tunisia is going trough a crucial period of time at the moment, is going trough a very important moment in its history , this is a stay which will have consequences for the entire Arab world . Now the people are facing very significant challenges affecting their future, the future of younger generations".
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) José Ignacio SALAFRANCA
"Prime minister we are concerned by the events that you've mentioned in your presentation the attacks on the assembly and the attacks on the school, and I'm concerned on the measures you're taken to enforce security and to make sure that such events will not occur again".
||SOUNDBITE (German) Michael GAHLER (EPP, DE)
"In the European Parliament, we value above all your political intentions, your desire to have strengthened cooperation with the EU, we share those desires, and we on our side wed want to do all we can to insure that we can promote economic, social and political opening in your country and we can give you friendly company in your work".
||SOUNDBITE (French) Ana GOMES (S&D, PT)
"There are still stories about women whom are standing up against the system and in more recent cases a women raped by police officers. I would like to know aq bit more about what the situation is for women.
I'm also concerned about the freedom of expression situation , the freedom of press seems to be constraint with a certain number of political appointments , there are certain cases of censorship in the media specially since the new rules of religious defamation".
||Cutaways (10 shots)