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MC provides TV report on high-level meeting EU-Belarus

For the European Commission, MC films the visit of Benita Ferrero-Waldner in Minsk

On 22nd June 2009, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, holds talks with the political leadership and the opposition in Belarus. MEDIA CONSULTA (MC) attends the meeting in Minsk on behalf of the European Commission and produces on-site video material of all the discussion highlights.

The discussion of the possibility of further collaboration between Belarus and the EU is high on the agenda. In addition to a press conference, public meetings between Ferrero-Waldner, the Belarus President, Alexander Lukaschenko, his Foreign Minister, Sergey Martynov, as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations and opposition political parties are planned. MC produces journalistic video coverage of all the meetings which will be available on the EU’s audiovisual server “Europe by Satellite”.

MC’s contract with the European Commission, Directorate-General Communication (DG COMM) has been ongoing since 2006. During this time, MC has been responsible for the TV production and reportage at a number of events for European activities of importance for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Furthermore, MC manufactures the TV and radio programme “Window to Europe” for the EU. This programme, which is broadcasted weekly, conveys current political, economical and cultural news and informs about projects of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Programme (ENPI). The broadcast has already been running since 2006 in Belarus and started this year in Russia, Moldova and the Ukraine. Its aim is to encourage dialogue between the EU and the Eastern-European neighbouring states.