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.
Montenegro (candidate country)
The European Commission will report to EU member states on the country's readiness to start accession negotiations with the EU. The Commission Opinion of November 2010 called for greater fulfilment of membership criteria in a number of key areas, including:
Media Freedom – Footage includes exterior shots of the public broadcaster; a private television channel and newspaper, Vijesti; journalists at work; news stands with the main Montenegrin newspapers.
Environment – Sequence showing illegal dumping of rubbish near Ulcinj. The high number of illegal rubbish dumps is a significant ongoing environmental problem in Montenegro.
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