EU/Russia Summit, Brussels, 20-21/12/2012

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The 30th EU/Russia Summit took place on 20 and 21 December 2012 in Brussels. The EU was represented by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Russia was represented by Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, and Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, also took part in the Summit. A wide range of bilateral issues were on the agenda, including work on the new EU/Russia agreement; the EU/Russia Partnership for Modernisation; trade issues following Russia's WTO accession in August 2012; energy cooperation; visa issues and mobility; aviation; crisis management and civil protection cooperation; human rights and the rule of law. Leaders also discussed Russia's G20 presidency as well as regional and international issues.

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10:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:20
10:00:20 1. Arrivals at the dinner in Val Duchesse (20/12/2012) The Val Duchesse castle is used as a guest house for Heads of States. It is also used for conferences, meetings or receptions organized by the Belgian Government or European institutions. 00:01:13
10:00:20 Title 00:00:05
10:00:25 Exterior view of the Val Duchesse castle at night 00:00:03
10:00:28 Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:00:45 Herman van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:04
10:00:50 Cutaway of a cameraman 00:00:03
10:00:53 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC 00:00:08
10:01:02 Catherine Ashton 00:00:04
10:01:07 Arrival of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, and handshake with José Manuel Barroso and Herman van Rompuy 00:00:12
10:01:19 Group photo with José Manuel Barroso, Vladimir Putin and Herman van Rompuy (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:01:33 2. EU/Russia Summit (21/12/2012): arrivals and welcome 00:01:28
10:01:33 Title 00:00:05
10:01:38 Arrival of Catherine Ashton 00:00:10
10:01:49 Arrival of Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade 00:00:10
10:01:59 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso 00:00:09
10:02:09 Arrival of Vladimir Putin 00:00:13
10:02:22 Vladimir Putin entering the Council building and shaking hands with Herman van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:10
10:02:33 Group photo with Herman van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Vladimir Putin (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:03:02 3. Round table (21/12/2012) 00:01:55
10:03:03 Title 00:00:04
10:03:07 EU/Russia Summit poster 00:00:03
10:03:10 Catherine Ashton and Karel De Gucht 00:00:05
10:03:15 Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy 00:00:05
10:03:20 General view of the round table 00:00:04
10:03:25 Catherine Ashton and Karel De Gucht 00:00:08
10:03:34 Karel De Gucht 00:00:06
10:03:40 Catherine Ashton 00:00:05
10:03:46 Karel De Gucht and Günther Oettinger 00:00:04
10:03:50 Cutaway of photographers 00:00:02
10:03:53 Vladimir Putin and Herman van Rompuy entering the meeting room 00:00:12
10:04:05 Vladimir Putin 00:00:06
10:04:12 Vladimir Putin shaking hands with Günther Oettinger, Karel De Gucht, José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton 00:00:13
10:04:25 Vladimir Putin shaking hands with delegations 00:00:07
10:04:33 General view of the round table 00:00:05
10:04:38 Herman van Rompuy 00:00:05
10:04:43 General view of the round table 00:00:05
10:04:48 Vladimir Putin 00:00:05
10:04:53 General view of the round table 00:00:04
10:04:57 4. Preliminary remarks (21/12/2012) 00:01:56
10:04:57 Title 00:00:05
10:05:02 General view of the round table 00:00:04
10:05:07 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that you cannot build a house if the foundations are not properly and solidly put in place; saying that they have taken common commitments as members of the Council of Europe and the OSCE; as partners they will also discuss the implementation of these commitments to guarantee their citizens' democratic rights; he works on the cooperation they have on human rights within the framework of the Human Rights Consultations where they can openly address these issues; saying that, in this respect, he would like to underline the relevant role of the civil society and non governmental organizations. 00:00:37
10:05:44 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that it is important that this summit can make progress on new agreements that they are both negotiating; this will be the solid framework and a stepping stone for their medium and long term perspectives; they should aim to have a comprehensive and substantive agreement covering all important areas of their relations; the European Union is also fully committed to working with Russia in the modernization agenda so that they can create jointly an enabling environment for more business cooperation, more ideas and also more growth. 00:00:32
10:06:17 Soundbite by Vladimir Putin (in RUSSIAN) 00:00:34
10:06:51 General view of the round table 00:00:02
10:06:54 5. Extracts from the final press conference (21/12/2012) 00:02:37
10:06:54 Title 00:00:05
10:06:59 Arrival of the speakers 00:00:06
10:07:06 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that they have taken note of the latest Progress Report, and welcome the good results achieved in many areas; further progress has to be made in the negotiations towards a new agreement, which can put the future EU/Russia relations on a solid legal basis; the EU is very eager to progress faster in these negotiations; they have discussed domestic economic developments in Russia and the EU; he explained the decisions of the previous week's European Council regarding the strengthening of the EMU and the huge progress made in stabilising the euro zone. 00:00:40
10:07:46 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:07:50 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU/Russia trade and economic ties are also very strong; the EU is Russia's number one trading partner with their bilateral trade amounting to 308 billion euro in 2011; the EU is also the source of 75% of all foreign direct investment in Russia; and Europe is also a key and very attractive market for Russian exports, notably energy products and commodities; they are convinced that by upholding WTO rules and commitments and by embracing open trade, Russia will increase trade volumes and become even more competitive and prosperous; this is what they are aiming at; they believe this relationship can benefit both sides. 00:00:48
10:08:38 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:03
10:08:41 Soundbite by Vladimir Putin (in RUSSIAN) saying that they spoke about the third energy package and related issues; Russia's position has not changed; it's been known for a long time, they believe that an application of the third energy package to contracts that they have signed before their European partners adopted the third energy package is unacceptable; so they continue discussions and hopefully they will be able to come to an acceptable solution on that matter. 00:00:36
10:09:18 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:06
10:09:25 Coypright 00:00:06
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