News February 2010
The fourteenth EU-China Summit was held in Beijing on 14 February 2012. Leaders of the two sides agreed that deepening understanding and mutual trust between the two peoples was vital to the sustained and stable development of EU-China relations. In this regard, the two sides agreed to establish the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue.
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has welcomed the publication of a letter expressing strong support for the future MEDIA programme by leading representatives of European cinema. Signatories include directors such as Ken Loach, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Costa Gavras, Aki Kaurismäki and Cristian Mungiu, as well as actors including Charlotte Rampling and Yolande Moreau.
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has welcomed today's agreement with European football organisations to ensure minimum standards for player contracts. The agreement – the first of its kind in team sports – was signed by Michel Platini on behalf of European football's governing body, UEFA, together with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (President, European Club Association), Frédéric Thiriez (President, European Professional Football Leagues) and Philippe Piat (FIFPro Division Europe, President). The ceremony was hosted by László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, together with Mrs Vassiliou in her capacity as the Commissioner responsible for sport.