EP vote on Kosovo progress report:

Type: NEWS   Référence: 90206   Durée: 00:02:46   Première transmission: 07/02/2013  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
Fin de production: 07/02/2013
- extracts - statement by the rapporteur EP Committee on Foreign Affairs - Background: A vote on the Kosovo progress report took place this morning in the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs. The report by Ulrike Lunacek encourages the remaining five EU Member States that have not yet recognized Kosovo, to proceed with the recognition of this country.

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00:00:05 Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:00:10 EP vote on Kosovo progress report, (5 shots) 00:00:43
00:00:53 Result panel: 60 in total, + 39, -2 and 12 abstentions, (2 persons did not had their voting card, so the result is actually, 62 in total and 41 in favor, (1 shot) 00:00:24
00:01:17 SOUNDBITE (English): Ulrike LUNACEK, (VERTS/ALE, AU), rapporteur: "The European Union and also the representatives of the European Union and also the ambassadors there, they have to speak their like 'status neutrally', I mean this is something and that's why for the 3rd time in my report I do encourage and urge the 5 Member states to recognize and I give a concrete example, for example Kosovo is not part or EUROPOL and INTERPOL and everybody talks and especially those who haven't recognized 'we have to fight corruption and organised crimes, well, how should that be done if Kosovo authorities those who want to fight corruption and organised crime are not part of EUROPOL and INTERPOL. " 00:00:36
00:01:53 SOUNDBITE (English): Ulrike LUNACEK, (VERTS/ALE, AU), rapporteur: "What has to happen now is that the parallel structures police and judiciary in the North has to be withdrawn and it has to be Kosovo authorities taking care of that and of course it can be Kosovo Serbs doing that, there are some Kosovo Serbs also in the Kosovo police, not in North, but this has to be extended." 00:00:20
00:02:13 SOUNDBITE (English): Ulrike LUNACEK, (VERTS/ALE, AU), rapporteur: "EULEX is quiet doing quite a lot there has been several cases of people not only just investigated against but also sentenced. There still needs to be done more especially for High level cases, but I also have to say that there has to be more cooperation of the banks for example because they have to tell who the accounts are for, I know from Kosovo, I know from my own country (Austria) and other, it is very often that the banks are very hesitant." 00:00:33
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