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Signing ceremony of the "Balticconnector" pipeline, Brussels

Berlaymontgebouw in Brussel
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
date October 21, 2016 09:15 - 09:28
city Brussels, Belgium
location Berlaymont building (BERL) i Show location
station EbS+
attending J.C. (Jean-Claude) Juncker i, T. (Taavi) Roivas i, J.P. (Juha) Sipilä i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i


Introduction and signing ceremony

Statement by Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the EC

Statement by Taavi RÕIVAS, Estonian Prime Minister

Statement by Juha SIPILÄ, Finnish Prime Minister

Recorded cutaways


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