Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the issue. The phenomenon, which occurs when plants and animals are deliberately or unintentionally introduced by human action to a new environment where they establish, reproduce and proliferate, is causing serious problems for biodiversity. The dedicated legal instrument aims to tackle the problem through a new harmonised system and a shift from “cure” to “prevention”.
Seven 20’ stock shots bundles have been produced to aid journalists covering the issues mentioned above. All the footage is free of charge and free from copyright. Please see the links below each description to view and download the material.
N.B. The topics selected below are highlights only.
Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (potential candidate)
Continues to work towards targets in the European Partnership and there is a large EU presence stationed there helping to ensure stability:
Rule of Law – EULEX, the largest ever EU civilian mission, operates in Kosovo. It is composed of judges, prosecutors, customs officers and police. Footage includes images of EULEX offices and a joint exercise between EULEX officers and Kosovo police.
Border Management – Footage of the instalment of potentially Schengen-compatible equipment at Kosovo border crossings. Efficient border control is a key element of the visa-free dialogue between Kosovo and the EU.
Kosovo is also an area with a rich multicultural heritage:
Prizren – Images of the old town, with its unique mix of architectural styles, Christian and Islamic religious sites and historical monuments.
Stock shots available on the other countries:
*Under UNSCR 1244/1999