Candidate and potential candidate countries to EU enlargement - Autumn 2008

Type: Stockshots [long]   Reference: I-059249   Duration: 10:54:49  Lieu: Belgrade
End production: 30/10/2008   First transmission: 30/10/2008
Various shots of candidate and potential candidate countries to EU enlargement: Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia, and examples of EU support in these countries.

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10:00:00 Generic and title 00:00:07
10:00:07 Animated map of the successive phases of European enlargement, of the candidate countries and the potential candidates 00:00:21
10:00:28 1. GENERAL VIEWS OF THE CANDIDATE AND POTENTIAL CANDIDATE COUNTRIES OF THE WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY 00:00:05
10:00:33 CROATIA 00:01:44
10:00:38 Zagreb (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:00:50 Building of the Croatian Parliament (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:01:03 Traffic and people in the city (3 shots) 00:00:25
10:01:28 Croatian National Theatre 00:00:06
10:01:34 Port of Split (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:01:46 Split at night (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:01:58 Port at night (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:02:11 Port at night with fireworks 00:00:06
10:02:17 FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 00:01:33
10:02:22 The capital Skopje, people in the streets and traffic (4 shots) 00:00:21
10:02:43 Landscape views, old chapel (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:02:56 Old chapel inside (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:03:09 Boats on lake Ohrid (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:03:22 People shopping (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:03:38 Houses on the hillside, sea port (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:03:50 TURKEY 00:01:07
10:03:55 Bosporus bridge in Istanbul (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:04:08 Ships on the Bosporus (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:04:21 People walking along the Bosporus 00:00:06
10:04:27 City of Istanbul, traffic, people in the streets (5 shots) 00:00:30
10:04:57 ALBANIA 00:01:28
10:05:02 The capital of Tirana, traffic and people in the streets (3 shots) 00:00:21
10:05:23 People in a book market (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:05:42 Landscape 00:00:07
10:05:49 Traffic, people in the streets (4 shots) 00:00:25
10:06:14 Sidewall near the coast (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:06:26 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 00:01:13
10:06:31 Sarajevo (9 shots) 00:01:02
10:07:33 Bridge, Old Town Hall (Biblioteka Grada) 00:00:07
10:07:40 KOSOVO under UNSCR 1244/99 00:00:57
10:07:45 The city of Pristina, overview, traffic (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:08:11 People in the streets, restaurants, traffic (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:08:37 MONTENEGRO 00:01:03
10:08:42 Capital Podgorica (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:08:55 People in the streets, cafes (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:09:21 Images of the city at dusk (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:09:40 SERBIA 00:01:15
10:09:45 Belgrade 00:00:07
10:09:52 Serbian flag 00:00:05
10:09:57 Building of parliament (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:10:08 Traffic, people in the streets, main attractions (9 shots) 00:00:48
10:10:56 2. EXAMPLES FOR EU SUPPORT IN THE FIELDS OF: REFORM OF THE POLICE, JUDICIARY AND REFORM OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 00:01:34
10:11:01 CROATIA: Civil Service Training Centre This civil service training project aims at contributing to developing a professional civil service in Croatia. The projects consists of human resource management and the development of a new Law on administrative procedures. The project meets EU requirements and applies new solutions for information exchange and communication technologies ("e-administration" and "one-stop-management" organization). 00:00:04
10:11:06 Civil Service Training Centre building in Zagreb (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:11:19 Seminar room with trainees and teacher (9 shots) 00:01:11
10:12:30 CROATIA: Judicial Academy The Academy of the Croatian Ministry of Justice was founded in March 2004 with the goal of providing continuous professional training for judges and public prosecutors. Judges and public prosecutors can benefit from standardized training programs. The training consists of interactive workshops, seminars, round tables and conferences, in cooperation with the academics, professional associations, NGOs, regional and international institutions. 00:01:00
10:12:36 Seminar room with trainees and teachers (8 shots) 00:00:55
10:13:31 CROATIA: Cadastre Project This project is managed by the State Geodetic Administration (SGA) and by the Zagreb City Cadastre Office. It aims at establishing an efficient land administration system. This project focuses on improving the real property registration system. Keeping reliable records is key to tax purposes and property ownership rights. 00:03:18
10:13:36 Land measurement in office (6 shots) 00:00:52
10:14:28 Land measurement dockside (6 shots) 00:00:39
10:15:07 Close up measurement device 00:00:07
10:15:14 Land measurement 00:00:06
10:15:20 Exterior of the aircraft (3 shots) 00:00:21
10:15:41 Inside the aircraft 00:00:07
10:15:48 View outside the flying aircraft (2 shots) 00:00:22
10:16:10 People working inside the department for cadastre, Zagreb (6 shots) 00:00:40
10:16:50 FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: Visa Management Centre The European Union allocated 750.000 euros for the National Visa Information System (N-VIS) as part of a technical assistance project to enhance the operational capacity of the Consular Department within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The N-VIS introduces significant changes in visa issuing processes in the country. It implements clearly defined, standardized visa issuing procedures. The System is internet based and consists of a central application running at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' National Visa Management Centre and local applications allowing for local scanning of the accompanying documents and for contingency situation. Alongside advisory support, the EU has also provided 450.000 euros worth equipment for the Centre. 00:01:28
10:16:55 People working in the Visa Management Center in Skopje (5 shots) 00:00:37
10:17:32 People in front of the airport of Skopje 00:00:08
10:17:40 Passport control at the airport (5 shots) 00:00:39
10:18:19 SERBIA: DNA Laboratory Opened in 2006 and primarily financed by the European Union which invested 2.4 million euros, it is considered the best-equipped laboratory in the region and one of the best four in Europe. At this stage, the lab is used exclusively for the testing and analysis of DNA samples linked to crime scenes. However, there is also the possibility that in the future it will be used for other purposes related to DNA analyses (e.g. court demands). The DNA Laboratory is very important for the Serbian police, not only because it allows for the investigation of new and/or old crimes, but also for the creation of a DNA database in Serbia. This will increase the forensic capacities and efficiency of the Serbian police, support reform processes in the police system, improve the fight against organized crime, and help Serbia reach European Union standards. 00:01:52
10:18:24 Room in the laboratory with employees working (in Belgrade) (8 shots) 00:00:48
10:19:12 Employee on a microscope (4 shots) 00:00:24
10:19:36 Employee prepares samples and puts it in a device (6 shots) 00:00:36
10:20:12 3. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE 00:00:05
10:20:17 CROATIA: Krk National Park Krk National park was established in 1985 to protect the unique natural resources of the area, considered to be one of the most important assets for the economic development of the Sibenik-Knin region. The revitalization of the Krka river basin is part of an EC-funded project set up to preserve the uniqueness of the Krka river basin and increase its attractiveness as a tourist destination. 00:01:40
10:20:22 Waterfalls in the national park 00:00:06
10:20:28 Water reflects the sun 00:00:07
10:20:35 Waterfalls (5 shots) 00:00:40
10:21:15 Forest on a hillside with river on the base 00:00:09
10:21:24 Close up of a tree and sun 00:00:06
10:21:30 National park shot from the view of a boat 00:00:07
10:21:37 Houses in the park (3 shots) 00:00:21
10:21:58 Close up of the water 00:02:23
10:22:02 CROATIA: Eco-tourism and cultural heritage in the region Istria The project "Heart of Istria" aims at promoting cultural tourism in Istria, by reconstructing buildings and landscapes in existing tourist destinations or by creating new tourist destinations in both urban and rural areas of Istria. 00:00:07
10:22:10 The coast, people in a boat (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:22:22 View of Istria 00:00:06
10:22:28 People in the streets of Istria; cat sitting on stairs (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:22:42 Croatian flag on a house 00:00:07
10:22:49 Worker building a wall (4 shots) 00:00:27
10:23:16 A building in need of renovation 00:00:07
10:23:23 Tourists visiting a historical chapel (5 shots) 00:00:36
10:23:59 Sign "Tunnel of Parenzana" (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:24:11 Tourists walking through the tunnel 00:00:10
10:24:21 CROATIA: Sibenik Business Incubator The incubator was created with the financial assistance of the EU. The goal of this project is to support small and medium-sized enterprises. This is achieved by a number of integrated support services such as provision of infrastructure (leasing of the business premises and equipment at subsidized prices) as well as consultative and organizational services (providing help with writing of the business plan, application for the financial resources). 00:01:08
10:24:26 Truck on a street next to the building side 00:00:06
10:24:32 Overview of the building site (5 shots) 00:00:39
10:25:11 Building with three flags 00:00:07
10:25:18 Close up of the EU flag and the Croatian flag (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:25:30 FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: South East European University (SEEU) in Tetovo Since 2001, the European Union supported the construction and establishment of the Business Centre for Education and Postgraduate Studies at the South East European University (SEEU) in Tetovo. The South East European University (SEEU) soon became a strong promoter of interethnic relations and understanding, by offering a tolerant, multi-lingual, multi-cultural approach to teaching and scientific research. The EU is providing 2.25 million euros to help the university cope with its fast growth. The funds will be used to extend the university campus, provide additional teaching and office space, create accommodation facilities for visiting professors, and other general services. 00:01:28
10:25:35 International flags on the campus 00:00:06
10:25:41 Overview of the university buildings (3 shots) 00:00:18
10:25:59 Students at the campus 00:00:07
10:26:06 Students in the library (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:26:19 Students in a computer room (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:26:33 Seminar with students and a lecturer (3 shots) 00:00:25
10:26:58 FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: Animal Identification and Registration The project consists of assistance given to the veterinary services in order to implement an integrated system of identification and registration (I&R) of cattle in line with EU standards. The aim is to improve the development of the livestock sector, and ensure the protection of animal health and control veterinary public health. The introduction of a food safety control system is in-line with EU requirements enabling full traceability of all animal movements ('stable-to-table' approach). 00:01:43
10:27:03 A calf getting ear marked (3 shots) 00:00:22
10:27:25 Veterinarians making notes (2 shots) 00:00:17
10:27:42 Vétérinarian scanning in the barcode of the calf using a mobile device with a computer (7 shots) 00:00:59
10:28:41 TURKEY: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline The Baku-Tbilissi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline is 1768 km long supply for oil between the Caspian and the Mediterranean sea. It will deliver an additional volume of 50 million tons of oil per year to the world markets. The BTC pipeline will reduce maritime transport of hydrocarbons in the Black Sea region, thus reducing traffic through the Bosporus and the risks for the environment. EU's objectives in the Caspian region include, among other things, the harmonization of legal and technical standards in the energy sector and the adoption of an environmentally-friendly approach to the use and transport of energy. 00:02:15
10:28:46 Control room I: Employees working at a computer and on a whiteboard (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:29:12 Close up of the pipeline map on a screen 00:00:07
10:29:19 Control room II: Employees checking monitors (5 shots) 00:00:32
10:29:51 Employees on bikes at the dock (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:30:04 A large ship 00:00:06
10:30:10 Overview of the dock and the pipeline (7 shots) 00:00:47
10:30:57 TURKEY: Mobile Phone Provider The Turkish GSM-based mobile communication company Turkcell testifies to the capacity of individual firms to improve the general infrastructure of a country, while fostering economic growth and raising living standards. With 35,1 million subscribers, Turkcell is the leading operator in Turkey and the third biggest GSM operator in Europe in terms of clients. 00:01:40
10:31:02 Overview of the office 00:00:09
10:31:11 Employees talking to customers on the phone and working at computers (9 shots) 00:00:59
10:32:10 Customer visiting a mobile phone store (3 shots) 00:00:28
10:32:38 TURKEY: Turkish Standards Institution The Turkish Standards Institution is a public body establishing standards for virtually every product and service provided in Turkey. Standards are voluntary but can be made compulsory by the relevant ministry. The tasks performed by the Turkish Standards Institution contribute to the harmonization of the Turkish regulatory system with European standards. 00:02:19
10:32:43 Overview of the Turkish Standards Institution building 00:00:07
10:32:50 Employee analysing milk (6 shots) 00:00:38
10:33:28 Employee testing a tricycle for child (3 shots) 00:00:23
10:33:51 Employee analysing a tooth brush (5 shots) 00:00:36
10:34:27 Analysing of different liquids (4 shots) 00:00:30
10:34:57 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: Integral Approach to the Development of Tourism of the Upper Drina Region or "Water Ciro". The "boat train" is a project carried out by a Rudo-based NGO - "Luna". It was mainly funded by agencies of the EU (167,000 euros). The idea behind this project is to reintroduce into use the old Austro-Hungarian narrow-gauge railway that was once swamped by a lake on the Drina and Lim rivers. The NGO acquired a new boat and now plan on renovating the old train stations, turning them into new docks on the lake. The aim is to encourage tourism in the area, which will ultimately benefit eight local municipalities. 00:01:29
10:35:02 View of the Drina lake (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:35:14 "Boat train" with EU flag (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:35:26 A captain inside the boat (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:35:38 A moving boat 00:00:06
10:35:44 View of the lake from the boat 00:00:06
10:35:50 Tourists onboard 00:00:06
10:35:56 View of the lake from the boat 00:00:06
10:36:02 The paddlewheel of the boat 00:00:06
10:36:08 Tourists onboard 00:00:06
10:36:14 Waves 00:00:06
10:36:20 Tourists onboard 00:00:06
10:36:26 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: Wine Route The EU provided a grant of 200,000 euros for the realization of the project. The wine route covers the region of Herzegovina (Southern Bosnia and Herzegovina) which has been famous for its wine production for centuries. The project includes 21 cellars and vineyards. 00:00:59
10:36:31 Overview of the vineyard (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:36:43 Close up of grapes 00:00:06
10:36:49 Exterior of the vine cellar 00:00:06
10:36:55 Interior of the cellar with oak barrels 00:00:06
10:37:01 Employee taking a sample of the wine 00:00:06
10:37:07 Interior of the cellar with barrels (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:37:19 Exterior shot of a rural house 00:00:06
10:37:25 MONTENEGRO: Laboratories for Food Safety Food safety and traceability have become a priority for the Montenegro on its way towards the EU. 00:02:20
10:37:30 Employee taking a sample of vegetables (5 shots) 00:00:36
10:38:06 Employee analysing the sample with a microscope (3 shots) 00:00:20
10:38:26 Employees preparing samples (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:38:54 Employee analysing samples with a Bunsen burner (6 shots) 00:00:52
10:39:46 SERBIA: Kostolac Power Plant "Kostolac A" and Kostolac B" account for around 15% of the total electricity production in Serbia. Block A is now meeting all European requirements for air pollution. The European Union has invested 450 million euros in the energy sector in Serbia since 2000. The money has been provided so that environment-related problems could be solved (e.g. replacement of old electro-filters with new ones; air pollution reduction, etc.). 00:01:24
10:39:51 Overview of the main power plant building of the "TE-KO Kostolac d.o.o." in Kostolac (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:40:02 Inside the power plant, turbine with EU sign (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:40:19 Employees in the control room (6 shots) 00:00:31
10:40:50 View of Kostolac 00:00:20
10:41:10 SERBIA/HUNGARY: Border Crossing Point Improving procedures at the borders helps to improve transit of goods, check for illegal transport and trace cross-border crime. 00:02:40
10:41:15 Overview of the border crossing point at Röszke, Hungary (2 shots) 00:00:15
10:41:30 The crossing point for trucks (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:41:43 Customs officer controlling cars (4 shots) 00:00:48
10:42:31 Mobile X-ray truck scanner (5 shots) 00:00:34
10:43:05 Customs officer checking the results of the scan et a computer (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:43:17 Customs dog searching for contraband goods (4 shots) 00:00:34
10:43:51 KOSOVO under UNSCR 1244/99: Reconstruction of Infrastructure 00:01:07
10:43:56 Overview of the building site next to a busy street (2 shots) 00:00:17
10:44:13 Close up of a caterpillar 00:00:07
10:44:20 Overview of the building site next to a busy street (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:44:33 Workers building new houses (4 shots) 00:00:25
10:44:58 4. DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY 00:00:05
10:45:03 TURKEY: Kagider Example of an NGO helping women entrepreneurs with setting up new businesses. 00:02:20
10:45:08 Female entrepreneur walks through the garden center in Istanbul, employees working with plants (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:45:27 Entrepreneur with employee in the office (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:45:55 Female entrepreneur walks through the garden center 00:00:08
10:46:03 Entrepreneur with employees planning a garden project (5 shots) 00:00:33
10:46:36 Female entrepreneur walks through office of an IT company, employees work at their computers (6 shots) 00:00:47
10:47:23 ALBANIA: Vocational Education and Training Agency The EU supported the newly established National Vocational Education and Training Agency in order to move forward with Vocational Education and Training reforms and to improve Vocational education and training delivery in line with EU best practices. 00:01:00
10:47:28 Exterior view of the agency building in Tirana 00:00:09
10:47:37 Employees writing on white board (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:47:49 Employee making copies (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:48:01 Close up of the copy machine 00:00:06
10:48:07 Director at this desk (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:48:24 KOSOVO under UNSCR 1244/99: Open Door Project Project aiming to support women so that they could become more emancipated and independent though training and lectures. 00:01:50
10:48:29 Employee working at a computer (3 shots) 00:00:29
10:48:58 Two woman talking 00:00:07
10:49:05 English teacher giving a lesson to four girls (8 shots) 00:01:10
10:50:15 SERBIA: EXIT Music Festival Started originally as a protest against the Milosevic regime, this Rock rally attracts every year a growing number of internationally renowned stars and intensifies people-to-people contacts. 00:02:13
10:50:20 Overview of the EXIT festival (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:50:35 Technician preparing a camera, sound check 00:00:10
10:50:45 Visitors arriving at the train station (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:51:04 Festival-goers at different NGO information stands (5 shots) 00:00:29
10:51:33 Overview of the EXIT festival at night and visitors (3 shots) 00:00:27
10:52:00 Overview of the stage, DJ and visitors (5 shots) 00:00:29
10:52:29 EU Commission, Brussels, BELGIUM: Civil Society Conference Supporting the development of civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey is a key objective for the EU. In April 2008, a big Civil Society Conference in Brussels offered the opportunity for networking and exchange of best practice between NGOs from the Western Balkans and Turkey on the one hand as well as from EU Member States on the other. 00:02:31
10:52:34 Committee of the Regions (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:52:46 Conference participants discussing and networking (5 shots) 00:00:30
10:53:16 Conference participant explaining something to others at a computer (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:53:29 Conference participants in discussion (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:53:48 Overview of the auditorium 00:00:07
10:53:55 Conference participants listening to a speech and taking notes (7 shots) 00:00:54
10:54:49 Copyright 00:00:12
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