GYMNICH (Informal meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs), Dublin: Roundtable

Type: News   Reference: i-077079   Duration: 00:08:38  Lieu: Council , Dublin Castle
End production: 22/03/2013   First transmission: 22/03/2013
On 22 March, the European Ministers gathered for the GYMNICH, the Informal meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs in Dublin. The EU Ministers are expected to discuss whether to start shipping weapons to rebels in Syria. Some Ministers said that the move would only make matters worse. Britain and France, try to win EU approval for boosting the Syrian opposition's firepower. They hope to edge European colleagues closer to their position during two days of talks at Dublin Castle that started Friday. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says he accepts the "good reasons" behind the Anglo-French position, but that Germany remains reluctant to put more weapons into the hands of disparate forces fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power. Several other foreign ministers back Westerwelle's caution including Ireland, the current EU president.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, External Trade and European Affairs and Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:07
00:00:12 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:11
00:00:23 Ivan Naydenov, Bulgarian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:09
00:00:32 Laurent Fabius, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and Guido Westerwelle, German Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:09
00:00:41 Linas Antanas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:06
00:00:47 Laurent Fabius and Guido Westerwelle 00:00:07
00:00:54 Delegation 00:00:09
00:01:03 Laurent Fabius and Guido Westerwelle (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:01:12 Delegation 00:00:09
00:01:21 Spanish delegation 00:00:13
00:01:34 Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Linas Antanas Linkevicius 00:00:21
00:01:55 William Hague, British First Secretary of State, retary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics and Linas Antanas Linkevicius 00:00:52
00:02:47 Miroslav Lajcak, Slovak Minister for Foreign Affairs and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration 00:00:07
00:02:54 William Hague and Laurent Fabius 00:00:28
00:03:22 Didier Reynders, Jean Asselborn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, Erkki Tuomioja, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Guido Westerwelle and Elmar Brök, Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs 00:00:10
00:03:32 Elmar Brök and Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:05
00:03:37 Elmar Brök and Erkki Tuomioja 00:00:10
00:03:47 William Hague, Miroslav Lajcak and Maroš Šefčovič 00:00:13
00:04:00 Karel Schwarzenberg 00:00:09
00:04:09 Frans Timmermans, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:11
00:04:20 William Hague and Miguel Morais Leitão, Portuguese Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister and of European Affairs 00:00:17
00:04:37 Miguel Morais Leitão and Guido Westerwelle 00:00:10
00:04:47 Didier Reynders and János Martonyi, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:09
00:04:56 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and President of the Council and Eamon Gilmore, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:12
00:05:08 Jean Asselborn 00:00:08
00:05:16 Spanish delegation 00:00:08
00:05:24 Guido Westerwelle and Laurent Fabius 00:00:13
00:05:37 Delegation 00:00:07
00:05:44 Delegation 00:00:03
00:05:47 Miroslav Lajcak and Maroš Šefčovič 00:00:11
00:05:58 General view of the roundtable 00:00:10
00:06:08 Catherine Ashton, Eamon Gilmore, János Martonyi and Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:17
00:06:25 Eamon Gilmore and Radoslaw Sikorski 00:00:13
00:06:38 Didier Reynders 00:00:09
00:06:47 General view of the roundtable 00:00:10
00:06:57 Didier Reynders and Guido Westerwelle 00:00:07
00:07:04 Guido Westerwelle and Jean Asselborn 00:00:10
00:07:14 Catherine Ashton and Miguel Morais Leitão 00:00:10
00:07:24 Catherine Ashton and Guido Westerwelle 00:00:09
00:07:33 Cyprus Delegation 00:00:10
00:07:43 George Vella, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:09
00:07:52 William Hague 00:00:06
00:07:58 Maroš Šefčovič and Elmar Brök 00:00:05
00:08:03 Laurent Fabius 00:00:07
00:08:10 Didier Reynders and János Martonyi 00:00:06
00:08:16 Radoslaw Sikorski, Didier Reynders and János Martonyi 00:00:05
00:08:21 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Edgars Rinkevics and Giulio Terzi Di Sant'Agata, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:10
00:08:31 General view of the roundtable 00:00:07
00:08:38 End 00:00:00
00:08:38 End 00:00:00
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