Parliamentary Assembly - Union for the Mediterranean: - extracts from the morning Committee meetings

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Fin de production: 11/04/2013
More focussed support for societies and parliaments in Arab Spring countries embracing democracy and ways of enhancing the role of women will top the agenda of Mediterranean parliamentarians meeting in Brussels on 11 and 12 April. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) will also discuss renewable energy and water management projects. As the parliamentary institution of the Union for the Mediterranean, the Parliamentary Assembly (PA-UfM) provides a framework for multilateral cooperation among elected representatives of the EU and its Southern Mediterranean partner countries. It contributes to: - Fostering dialogue amongst elected representatives from both shores of the Mediterranean. - Enhancing the visibility and transparency of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and bringing its work closer to the interests and expectations of the citizens . -Adding democratic legitimacy and political support to regional cooperation.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of the EP, Brussels. 00:00:05
00:00:10 Flags, Union for the Mediterranean participants' countries. 00:00:04
00:00:14 Arrival of delegates to the Committee on Political Affairs, Security, and Human Rights. 00:00:05
00:00:19 Documents. 00:00:04
00:00:23 Delegates from Palestine. 00:00:03
00:00:26 Delegates from Algeria. 00:00:03
00:00:29 Delegates from Lebanon. 00:00:05
00:00:34 SOUNDBITE (French) by Tokia SAÏFI (EPP, FR), Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs, Security, and Human Rights of the PA-UfM: "I would like to protest officially. One more time the Vice President of the Commission on Political Affairs, Mr Hassan KRAÏCHI, Palestinian Vice president was driven back though he had been officially invited by the Parliamentary Assembly PA-UfM. As Chair I had asked to the Israeli authorities to let the Vice President participate to our meeting". 00:00:39
00:01:13 Cutaways (4 shots) 00:00:14
00:01:27 SOUNDBITE (French) by Tokia SAÏFI (EPP, FR), Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs, Security, and Human Rights of the PA-UfM: "We can doubt, but we must keep in mind the history. Have we in Europe, in some countries, seen democracy be in place after just a few months? Let be humble and tolerant, let be patient." 00:00:20
00:01:47 Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education: delegates picking up the documents of the meeting. 00:00:04
00:01:51 Arrival of Inés AYALA SENDER (S&D, ES), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education. 00:00:06
00:01:57 Chair of the Committee, Ali Ercoskun (Turkey) taking the seat. 00:00:07
00:02:04 Delegates from Morocco. 00:00:03
00:02:07 Greetings, MEP AYALA SENDER and Mr Ercoskun. 00:00:04
00:02:11 SOUNDBITE (French) Dominique VLASTO (EPP, FR): "If we can guarantee the reliability of the data given visas then we can accelerate the visa procedures for tourists, students and workers. We can not move forward if we don't implement this as soon as possible". 00:00:25
00:02:36 Cutaways (6 shots). 00:00:29
00:03:05 SOUNDBITE Inés AYALA SENDER (S&D, ES), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education: "Essentially what we need are programmes and incentives for the South of the Mediterranean, being aware that this will mean also the development of the North". 00:00:11
00:03:16 SOUNDBITE Inés AYALA SENDER (S&D, ES), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education: "This proposal is based in two fundamental elements. The first one is going forward to the implementation of a Mediterranean bank, a financial instrument that helps and adapts specifically to the characteristics of the economic and business development, specially to the small and small companies and micro enterprises". 00:00:25
00:03:41 SOUNDBITE Inés AYALA SENDER (S&D, ES), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education, on mobility and visa procedures: "We need a firm bet, accepting the risk but, at the same time, the project of facilitating the visas between the North and the South, so there is a mobility that backs up this economic and social dynamic we want to support". 00:00:21
00:04:02 Committee on Improving Quality of Life, Exchanges between Civil Societies and Culture. Poster at the entrance of the Committee. 00:00:04
00:04:06 Documents of the meeting. 00:00:03
00:04:09 Delegate from Jordan. 00:00:03
00:04:12 Cutaways (3 shots). 00:00:10
00:04:22 SOUNDIBTE (French) Malika BENARAB-ATTOU (Greens, FR), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Improving Quality of Life, Exchanges between Civil Societies and Culture: "The cultural dimension is essential, specially the idea that the young and the old people get to dialogue together in order to build a common future because the goal is to build a common future. What is the culture? The culture is what allows us to think, to discuss. The cultural dimension within the Union of the Mediterranean and the Euro-Med is essential and I think we have a challenge which is giving (to the culture) more visibility because there are many things that are being done". 00:00:34
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