Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Berlin
End production: 23/10/2012 First transmission: 23/10/2012
On 23 October 2012, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, participated in the conference on the humanitarian challenges of the Syrian crisis, at the European Commission's Representation office in Berlin.
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||General view of the Brandenburg Gate and the European Commission's Representation office in Berlin
||Entrance of the European Commission's Representation office in Berlin
||Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, having a conversation and heading to the conference room (2 shots)
||General view of the conference room in presence of Kristalina Georgieva
||Kristalina Georgieva heading to the stage
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): We are highly motivated to speak loudly that there has to be more political will to come down to an exit that puts an end to shelling, suffering and risks for the region. But, in the absence of this, our job is to care about the affected population. And that is what we do. Europeans are in the lead as humanitarian donor. Collectively, Member States and the European Commission, we have provided so far over 250 millions Euros, by far, by far, the largest contribution to the suffering populations.
||Cutaways of a Syrian map (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): These two issues: more access and respect for international humanitarian law. We, Europeans, have been most engaged and I want to say with some progress being made. Progress, not enough for the people who don't feel it but more than what would have been there without what we do.
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): My plea to our fellow Europeans is; let's be there for the Syrians. Let's do our bit to help. We will, from the Commission, I can assure you this. We are already provisioning for the next year on the high end of what we have done this year. But, we would need all of us and we would need to lobby the Russians, the Arabic States and the Chinese for them to do their fair share.
||Cutaway of the audience applauding
||Exterior view of the European Commission's Representation office in Berlin