German Marshall Fund of the United States' Brussels Forum with the participation of Catherine Ashton

Type: Complete press conference   Référence: I076626   Durée: 00:28:25  Lieu: Brussels - Steigenberger Grandhotel
The German Marshall Fund of the United States' Brussels Forum took place from 15 to 17 March 2013. On 16 March, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, answered questions from Steven Erlanger, Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, and from the public about her role and the work of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

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00:00:00 Question by Steven Erlanger, Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, (in ENGLISH) on what Catherine Ashton has achieved since taking up her duties in 2009. Answer by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, (in ENGLISH) explaining the creation of her role; three roles were consolidated into one, with the aim of bringing together the EU’s external activities to ensure that they were coordinated. 00:04:27
00:04:27 Question by Steven Erlanger on the disjunction between the EU’s economic power and the emphasis placed on secondary issues by the European External Action Service (EEAS). Answer by Catherine Ashton that, first of all, the EU should be judged on its impact on its neighbouring countries, and the work of the EEAS is primarily focused on supporting the countries in the region politically and economically; then, the EU must develop its strategic relations around the world. 00:01:45
00:06:12 Questions by Steven Erlanger and answers by Catherine Ashton about Syria and the arms embargo. 00:03:59
00:10:11 Questions by Steven Erlanger and answers by Catherine Ashton about Iran and nuclear discussions. 00:04:14
00:14:25 Questions by Steven Erlanger and answers by Catherine Ashton about her willingness and ability to speak on the EU’s behalf. 00:03:09
00:17:34 Questions by Steven Erlanger and answers by Catherine Ashton about Europe’s ability to have a military force with a genuine security policy. 00:02:46
00:20:20 Question by Steven Erlanger and answer by Catherine Ashton about EU intervention in Libya and Mali. 00:03:09
00:23:29 Question by Steven Erlanger and answer by Catherine Ashton about the greatest constraints of her role. 00:02:04
00:25:33 Question by Steven Erlanger and answer by Catherine Ashton about her role as Vice-President of the European Commission. 00:01:37
00:27:10 Question by Steven Erlanger and answer by Catherine Ashton about the concept of sovereignty. 00:01:15
00:28:25 Question and answer session with the public. 00:06:40
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