16 May 2001
Meeting of the North Atlantic Council with the participation
of Heads of State and Government
13 June 2001
North Atlantic Council will meet at the level of Heads
of State and Government in Brussels, at NATO Headquarters,
on Wednesday, 13 June 2001
- A Media Reception Centre will be established within
the perimeter of NATO, accessible through the entry
point of the NATO Staff Centre, Avenue du Bourget, 250
metres east of the NATO main site entrance. Media representatives
wishing to cover the arrival of Alliance leaders must
report to the Reception Centre between 06:30 and 08:00.
Those arriving after that time may be delayed by restricted
movement and traffic congestion on Boulevard Leopold
- Media representatives holders of a permanent NATO
press card will be allowed to park their vehicles on
"Parking PE" on a first-come, first-served
basis. When "Parking PE" is full, they will
be invited to park further down the Avenue du Bourget,
on "Parking Z". A shuttle bus service will
operate between "Parking Z" and the Staff
- Media representatives not in possession of a permanent
NATO press card will be allowed to park their vehicles
on "Parking Z"
- Outside broadcasting (O.B.) vans for uplink satellite
transmissions will park on "Parking H", next
to television editing offices.
- All visiting media representatives should take note
that security personnel at NATO Headquarters will examine
and may test equipment carried onto the site. To avoid
delays, media representatives are invited to arrive
in good time to clear the security checks.
- Television and radio networks or wire services that
have cumbersome or bulky equipment are strongly advised
to move as much of it as possible into the Media area
before 12:00 hours on Tuesday, 12 June, to shorten check-in
- Media representatives holders of a permanent
NATO press card will not need to apply for accreditation,
but will be asked to check in at the accreditation and
security desk on arrival.
- Media representatives not in possession of
a permanent NATO press card will be admitted to the
media area on presentation of individual NATO press
- We strongly recommend that advance application for
this accreditation be submitted by filling the attached
Please return the completed form no later than Friday,
8 June to:
NATO Press and Media Service
Fax: +32 (0)2 707 50 57
- NATO press passes will not be mailed to applicants.
Media representatives are strongly advised to collect
their passes before 12 June. They may be collected individually
at the NATO H.Q. Press area from Saturday, 9 June onwards
from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
- NATO reserves the right to withhold accreditation
if an application has not been submitted before c.o.b.
on Friday, 8 June 2001. NATO also reserves the right
to withdraw accreditation.
- Five media opportunities are foreseen at this stage
||onwards - Arrivals
||Opening session of the Council in room 1
||Official Portrait in main conference hall
||News conference by the Secretary General
||Departure of Alliance leaders
||All timings are subject to change
- Arrivals: Access to the areas from which arrivals
and departures can be observed is open to holders of
the general accreditation pass on a first-come, first-served
basis. When the areas are filled up, they will be closed
- Opening of the session of the NAC: For security and
space reasons, the number of media personnel having
access to the opening of the NAC session in room 1 is
very limited. Access to room 1 for covering the opening
ot the session of the NAC requires a special pool card
which will be allocated on an equitable basis.
- It will not be possible to cover both the arrivals
and the opening of the session of the NAC.
- Official Portrait: Again, for security and space reasons,
the number of media personnel having access to area
where the official portrait will take place is limited.
A special pool card, allocated on an equitable basis,
will be required. Requests for the coverage of the official
portrait must be made no later than Friday, 8 June.
- NATO Secretary General's news conference: The Joseph
Luns Press Theatre (JLPT) where the Secretary General
will give his news conference (which may be followed
by news conferences given by Heads of State and Government)
has a limited number of seats and camera positions.
Seats and camera positions will be allocated on an equitable
basis. Seats and camera positions not occupied 10 minutes
before the scheduled start of Lord Robertson's news
conference will be allocated to other media representatives.
Requests for seats and camera positions must be submitted
no later than Friday, 8 June to:
|NATO Press and Media Service,
||Fax: +32 (0)2 707 50 57
NATO will not be in a position to accommodate all requests
and will process in priority requests submitted within
National press briefings
The schedule of national press briefings will be available
on 13 June on the closed-circuit television network
Television and radio
- Bookings for NATO television and radio studios should
be addressed before close of business on Friday, 8 June,
|NATO TV and Radio Unit
||Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 49
||Fax: +32 (0)2 707 42 49
- Audio and video tapes: Audio K7 tapes of all events
in the JLPT will be available.
Betacam SP video copies of events covered by NATO cameramen
will be availabe in exchange for blank tapes.
- Closed-circuit televison (CCTV): All events taking
place in the JLPT will be covered live by CCTV.
Photographs taken by NATO photographers will be available
on the NATO website: http://www.nato.int
|General press arrangements:
||Mr. François Le
||tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 38
fax : +32 (0)2 707 50 57
|Television and radio:
||Mr. Georges De Brouwer
||tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 49
fax: +32 (0)2 707 42 49
||Mr. Armando Soares
||tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 46
fax: +32 (0)2 707 42 49