General Affairs Council: extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps

Type: News   Reference: 92407   Duration: 00:02:30  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council/Justus Lipsius
End production: 04/02/2013   First transmission: 04/02/2013
On 04 febrary, the Council will discuss a work programme proposed by the Irish presidency for the duration of its term of office. The Council will prepare the European Council meeting on 7-8 February, on the basis of draft conclusions, and start preparations for the European Council meeting on 14-15 March. The most important issues that will be discusses are the miltiannual financial framework and trade agreements with strategic partners.

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00:00:05 Arrival of Eamon Gilmore, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland 00:00:03
00:00:08 SOUNDBITE by Eamon Gilmore: The meeting of the General Affairs Council today is to prepare the very important European Council meeting later this week. The Multiannual Financial Framework is obviously on the agenda. We hope we will be able to build on the work we had done in November, I am having a meeting this morning with the negotiators of the European Parliament because the role of the parliament is very important in the agreement of the MFF. The European Council this week will also be dealing with trade and this is one the main items of the agenda today 00:00:57
00:01:05 Arrival of Lucinda Creighton, Minister of State for European Affairs of Ireland 00:00:09
00:01:14 Arrival of Birgitta Ohlsson, Minister for EU Affairs of Sweden 00:00:11
00:01:25 Arrival of Enikő Gyori, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for EU Affairs of Hungary 00:00:06
00:01:31 Arrival of Vojtěch Belling, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the Czech Republic 00:00:16
00:01:47 Dimitri Kourkoulas, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece 00:00:22
00:02:09 Arrival of Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic 00:00:08
00:02:17 Arrival of Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland 00:00:13
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