EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea

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EU ministers will be discussing the EU’s Baltic Sea Strategy in a 2-day conference held in Stockholm on 18-19 September 2009, ahead of the October 2009 EU Summit in Brussels, where the Strategy should be adopted by EU Heads of state or government. The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region covers eight EU countries : Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. In recent years, Europe’s largest inland sea has been badly affected by increased euthrophication, poiseonous algae bloom and overfishing. The rapid increase in maritime traffic overall poses a security and environmental threat. On 10/06/2009, the European Commission presented its proposal for a Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, which promotes cooperation in 15 priority areas. The Strategy aims to reduce environmental pollution of the Baltic Sea, to promote maritime safety, and to improve the region’s economic attractiveness and accessibility, by better transport and energy links. EU institutions have been working with the Baltic countries, and relevant interest groups, on developing the strategy, which is the first programme to promote macro-regional cooperation in the EU.It is a priority for the Swedish Presidency of the EU. The Strategy will be financed by existing EU funds in the area, such as the Baltic Sea Region Programme.

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00:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:20
00:00:20 1. GENERAL VIEWS 00:17:20
00:00:20 Title 00:00:04
00:00:24 General views of ferries and sightseeing boats in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden (4 shots) 00:00:18
00:00:42 Tourists queuing for a sightseeing boat tour 00:00:05
00:00:47 Wide shot of the Swedish Parliament building with the EU Presidency banner 00:00:05
00:00:52 Wide shot of people walking under the EU banner 00:00:12
00:01:04 Traffic on a bridge 00:00:05
00:01:09 Street with tourists in the old city centre (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:19 EU and Swedish flags on the Parliament building (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:29 Ferries arriving in the port of Stockholm (3 shots)The port of Stockholm plays an important role when it comes to passenger and cruise ship traffic on the Baltic Sea, in particular to/from Finland and the Baltic States: 11.7 million passengers in 2008 and a rising number of passengers every year. The Frihamnen container terminal exports grain to all corners of the world. In 2008, the port of Stockholm handled a total freight volume of 9 million metric tons. 00:00:17
00:01:46 Ferry unloading trucks and passengers (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:56 Wide shots of the port with containers being unloaded from a containership (2 shots) 00:00:24
00:02:20 Close up of the Swedish flag on a ship 00:00:06
00:02:26 Close up of the containers from China 00:00:04
00:02:30 Different shots of a container being unloaded (6 shots) 00:00:34
00:03:04 Wide shot of the Frihamnen port of Stockholm 00:00:05
00:03:09 General views of the city of Tallinn, Estonia (4 shots) 00:00:31
00:03:40 Different shots of the cruise ships anchored in the port of Tallinn, and of the passengers (5 shots)The port of Tallinn is the third largest Baltic sea port, to combine freight and passengers transports. In 2008, 304 cruise liners docked in Tallinn's old city harbour, and the port handled some 7.25 million passengers and 29 million tons of cargo. 00:00:22
00:04:02 Passengers getting on sightseeing bus (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:04:17 Wide shot of cruise ships 00:00:05
00:04:22 Wide shot of handling containers in Muuga harbour, near the centre of Tallinn (3 shots)The Muuga harbour, in the port of Tallinn, is the main dock for containers and liquid/dry bulk freight handling. 00:00:29
00:04:51 Customs building 00:00:05
00:04:56 Wide shot of cranes 00:00:05
00:05:01 Gas pipeline in port and railway (2 shots)Gas is mainly imported from Russia. The railway is connected to the Estonian railway which has direct rail connections to Russia, and uses the Russian gauge. 00:00:10
00:05:11 Control room in Muuga harbour (4 shots) 00:00:20
00:05:31 Wide shots of the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, showing transports by rail (2 shots)The port of Klaipeda, Lithuania's only port, handled 30 million tons of cargo in 2008, mainly oil products (31%), fertilizers (24%) and containers (12%) and Roll-on/roll-off ships (ro-ro) (12%). It has direct rail links with Russia and Ukraine. 00:00:20
00:05:51 Ships crossing (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:06:01 Wide shot of container ship 00:00:05
00:06:06 Close ups of containers being loaded onto the ship (2 shots) 00:00:24
00:06:30 View of the cargo terminal 00:00:18
00:06:48 Various shots of of an oil terminal (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:06:59 Waste water treatment plant in port (2 shots) 00:00:22
00:07:21 Fishing boat with fisherman 00:00:05
00:07:26 Views of the historic centre of Gdansk, Poland (9 shots) 00:00:53
00:08:19 Wide shots of the new and old historic shipyards, Gdansk (2 shots)The 1000 year-old port has historically represented a major trade centre for Baltic maritime trade activities, and today represents a key-link in the Trans-European transport, connecting Nordic countries with Southern and Eastern Europe. 00:00:15
00:08:34 "Gdansk shipyard" sign in Polish 00:00:04
00:08:38 Old shipyard with workers (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:08:49 Repairs being carried out on a ship (2 shots) 00:00:21
00:09:10 Repairs being carried out on a Dutch oil platform (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:09:27 Coal-fired electricity plant in the port (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:09:37 Views of unloading containers from a container ship in new deepwater container terminal, Gdansk (6 shots)The terminal became operational in June 2007 and provides direct deep sea access to large container vessels. 00:00:39
00:10:16 Wide shot of the port 00:00:05
00:10:21 Wide shot of the coal export terminal 00:00:12
00:10:33 Wide shots of the liquid fuel terminal (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:10:44 Container ship leaving the port of Gdynia, situated some 20 kms to the northwest of Gdansk (6 shots) 00:00:32
00:11:16 Baltic grain terminal (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:11:29 Wide shot of large stocks of aggregates which will be used for building motorways. 00:00:07
00:11:36 Various shots of a ship docked at the liquid fuel terminal (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:12:00 Various shots of the unloading of a Roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) boat (3 shots)This boat is part of the motorways of the seas connection for cargo and passengers, linking Finland (Helsinki), Poland(Gdynia) and Germany (Travemünde), and was inaugurated on 02/06/2009. The Gdynia/Travemünde connection is the first motorways of the sea connection between Poland and Germany. 00:00:26
00:12:26 New Roll-on/roll-off rampsready for installation 00:00:07
00:12:33 Dredgers (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:12:54 General views of city of Lübeck, Germany (5 shots) 00:00:30
00:13:24 Main shopping street with pedestrians (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:13:40 Various shots of people on the beach at Travemünde, Lübeck's seaside resort (7 shots) 00:00:42
00:14:22 Wide shots of the port of Lübeck, with cars entering a motorways of the sea combined "cargo/passengers" boat (4 shots)Lübeck, once the capital of the Hanseatic League, is the Germany's largest port on the Baltic sea. In 2008, the port handled 32 million tons of cargo. Its main terminal, Skandinavienkai, is one of Europe's largest ferry and Roll-on/roll-off terminals. The port also handles 350 thousand Baltic Sea passengers per year on ro-ro and ferry lines to Trelleborg and Malmö (Sweden), and Helsinki (Finland). 00:00:20
00:14:42 Sign indicating the destination of Malmö in Sweden ( 2 shots) 00:00:12
00:14:54 Various shots of cars, bicycles, lorries and bus driving onto ferries (7 shots) 00:00:40
00:15:34 Close up of Swedish and German flags on a ship 00:00:06
00:15:40 Various shots of a ship preparing to leave the Trelleborg's port (4 shots) 00:00:20
00:16:00 EU flag and passengers on board 00:00:05
00:16:05 Various shots of the ship leaving the port (6 shots) 00:00:31
00:16:36 Wide shot of ships in the port, and trailers 00:00:12
00:16:48 Port employee wearing 'Baltic Rail Gate' security vestThis particular terminal is used to load rail freight destined for Scandinavia onto the ferries and, conversely, transfer ferry freight from Scandinavia to the rail network. 00:00:04
00:16:52 Various shots of a trailer's transfer from a ship onto a train (7 shots) 00:00:43
00:17:35 Wide shot of trailers and vessels 00:00:05
00:17:40 Title 00:00:05
00:17:40 2. ENVIRONMENT 00:14:44
00:17:45 Wide shot of Sopot, Poland's main Baltic Sea resort 00:00:05
00:17:50 Various shots of the Sopot beach (4 shots) 00:00:21
00:18:11 Various shots of algae on the beach (5 shots)Baltic Sea habitats and species are being threatened by eutrophisation, caused mainly by agricultural and industrial pollution, pollution resulting from shipping activities and over-fishing. In recent years, harmful and toxic algae blooms have occurred annually in the Baltic Sea. These blooms disrupt marine ecosystems and can be toxic, representing a real health risk for humans and animals. 00:00:28
00:18:39 Couple arriving on beach 00:00:05
00:18:44 Various shots of signs with "No swimming" (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:19:01 Various shots of lake in the north of Helsinki, Finland, with a poster reading "Algae spotted: avoid swimming, take a shower and rinse eyes after swimming" 00:00:16
00:19:17 Family arriving on beach and reading the poster (3 shots) 00:00:25
00:19:42 Children swimming in the lake 00:00:05
00:19:47 Close up of blooming algae in the lake (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:19:57 Wide shot of pumps used to add oxygen to the water 00:00:05
00:20:02 Jukka Jormola, Finnish scientist working for the Finnish Environment Institute/SYKE in Helsinki, for the Waterpraxis-project, Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, and arriving at lakeside and checking for algae (4 shots) 00:00:27
00:20:29 Jukka Jormola, Finnish scientist taking out algae with his hand, and explaining (in ENGLISH) that the blue green algae are caused by too many nutrients in the water, such as nitrogen and phosphorus. 00:00:16
00:20:45 Close ups of blue-green algae in hand (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:20:53 Juuka Jormola explaining (in ENGLISH) that some of these algae are poisonous and dangerous for children who want to swim, and that these alguae also appear in other lakes of the Baltic Sea. 00:00:14
00:21:07 Various close shots of algae on the edge of the lake (4 shots) 00:00:30
00:21:37 Wheat fields and farm near Tuusula, North of Helsinki, where a multifunctional wetland area is being constructed, to treat runoff waters from field cultivation, and provide an area for nesting and migrating birds, (3 shots)The use of artificial fertilizers by farmers, increases the presence of phosphates and nitrates in the Baltic Sea, through flow runoff. The intensified development of industrial production of cattle, pigs and poultry, has led to the creation of a new source of pollution, contributing significantly to the amount of nutrients present in both rivers and sea. 00:00:37
00:22:14 Various shots of a backhoe at work in the wetland area (3 shots) 00:00:26
00:22:40 Various shots of wetland area (4 shots) 00:00:20
00:23:00 Wide shot from the wetland to the lake 00:00:15
00:23:15 Medium shot of the lake 00:00:05
00:23:20 General views of pulp and paper factory in Kehra on the river Jaala, east of Tallin, Estonia (9 shots)The factory generates large amounts of atmospheric emissions and high levels of river pollution. 00:00:46
00:24:06 Installation of a treatment plant waste (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:24:16 River pollution near the factory (5 shots) 00:00:39
00:24:55 General views of fishing boats in the port of Władysławowo, a small fishing port at the north of Gdansk (7 shots) 00:00:39
00:25:34 Small fishing boat arriving in the port (8 shots)In the Baltic Sea, there are only a few species which are useful for fisheries. The basic ones being cod, herring and anchovies. Their catch accounts for almost 95% of the entire Baltic Sea catch. Over the last years, Baltic Sea fish stocks have dramatically decreased. The greatest danger is to cod, especially in the eastern part of the sea. 00:00:49
00:26:23 Fishermen carrying on the beach, a mixed catch including flounder, salmon and eels (5 hsots) 00:00:42
00:27:05 People buying fish direct from the fisherman (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:27:16 General views of the fishing boats (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:27:33 Various shots of the Swedish coastguard taking an oil-spill water sample, in the port of Stockholm (7 shots) 00:00:58
00:28:31 Close-up shots of the oil-spill (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:28:41 Coastguard leaving by boat 00:00:08
00:28:49 Finnish border guards boarding a helicopter (4 shots)15% of the world's maritime transport takes place on the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is one of the oldest trading routes in Europe, with some of the busiest maritime traffic in the world. Today it represents a strategic route for oil exports from Russia and the Baltic States. In the past 20 years, the Baltic Sea is believed to experience on average one major shipping accident per year resulting in oil spills larger than 100 tonnes.Two or three times a week, the Finnish border guard carries out combined border and environmental surveillance control flights over the Baltic in cooperation with its Swedish and Estonian counterparts. Last year, 50-60 oil spills were detected using specially equiped planes as well as helicopters. The Finnish border guard is also responsible for the administrative follow-up. 00:00:34
00:29:23 Various shots of a helicopter taking off (4 shots) 00:00:20
00:29:43 Interior views of helicopters flying over Helsinki (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:29:53 Various shots of a helicopter flying over the Gulf of Finland (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:30:09 Shots of a container ship at sea (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:30:24 Exterior and interior views of a border guard taking a water sample (9 shots) 00:01:03
00:31:27 Sample being sealed 00:00:15
00:31:42 Helicopter flying 00:00:05
00:31:47 Ferry boat viewed from helicopter 00:00:04
00:31:51 Various shots of a helicopter landing (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:32:12 Border guard leaving with water sample 00:00:12
00:32:24 3. ECONOMY 00:00:01
00:32:25 Title 00:02:10
00:32:29 Various shots of houses in Malmö, Sweden (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:32:41 Wide shots of the Öresund bridge (2 shots)The Öresund brige is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait, inaugurated in July 2000. At 16.4 kms long, it is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects the two metropolitan areas of the Öresund Region: Copenhagen, the Danish capital, and Malmö, the Swedish city. 00:00:11
00:32:52 Trucks and cars passing the toll on the bridge Öresund (7 shots) 00:01:00
00:33:52 Various shots of the bridge Öresund with traffic (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:34:09 Train crossing the bridge (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:34:22 Copyright 00:00:13
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