Uploaded on Feb 24, 2010
Europe's executive body, the European Commission, met on 19 February for their weekly Commission meeting.
They are expected to exchange views on the opening of accession negotiations with Iceland following the country's application for membership of the European Union. In the opinion, the Commission acknowledges Iceland's adherence to the common values of the Union, such as democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights.
Following today's recommendation by the Commission, it is now for the Council of the European Union to decide on the opening of accession negotiations with Iceland.
They also discussed the management of Frontex, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union.
Footage provided by Europe by Satellite:
Arrival of Michel Barnier, EC member in charge of Internal Market and Services at the weekly meeting
Michel Barnier and John Dalli, EC member in charge Health
John Dalli at the meeting
Michel Barnier at the meeting
Máire Geoghegan Quinn, EC member in charge of Research, Innovation and Science
Arrival of Štefan Füle, EC member in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy and Cecilia Malmström, EC member in charge of Home Affairs
Andris Piebalgs, EC member in charge of Energy arriving and shaking hands with Michel Barnier, Štefan Füle and John Dalli
Cecilia Malmström and Máire Geoghegan Quinn at the meeting
Johannes Hahn, EC Member in charge of Regional Policy arriving
Viviane Reding, Vice President in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Johannes Hahn and Michel Barnier
Michel Barnier and Viviane Reding
Dacian Ciolos, EC member in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development
José Manuel Barroso, EC President and Máire Geoghegan Quinn
General view of the meeting
Maroš Šefcovic, Vice President in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration and Neelie Kroes, EC member in charge of Digital Agenda
José Manuel Barroso presiding the meeting
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