EU-Russia Summit, Brussels:
Extracts from the arrivals and welcome
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 21/12/2012 First transmission: 21/12/2012
During this EU-Russia Summit, Leaders will discuss the political and economic situation in Russia and in the EU, along with strategic perspectives for EU-Russia relations. A wide range of bilateral issues will be on the agenda, including work on the New EU-Russia Agreement; the EU-Russia Partnership for Modernisation; trade issues following Russia's WTO accession in August 2012; energy cooperation; visa issues and mobility; aviation; crisis management and civil protection cooperation; human rights and the rule of law.
Leaders will also discuss Russia's G20 presidency as well as regional and international issues, with discussions expected to focus on the situation in Syria, the Middle East and North Africa, the Middle East Peace Process; the Iranian nuclear programme; Moldova/Transnistria, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh and the Western Balkans.
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||Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC
||Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade
||José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC
||Arrival of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
||Arrival of Vladimir Putin and welcome by José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van rompuy, President of the European Council
||Group photo with Vladimir Putin, José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy (2 shots)