Visit of José Manuel Barroso to Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister
End production: 11/10/2007 First transmission: 11/10/2007
One week before the informal summit in lisbon, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, met Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, for bilateral discussions, namely about the reform treaty, European economy and globalization. While José Manuel Barroso is quite optimistic about the future treaty negotiations, Gordon Brown pointed clearly out that there won't be a treaty without adoption of the red lines requested by the British government already under ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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||Exterior views of 10 Downingstreet (5 shots)
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC
||Cutaways (2 shots)
||Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, and José Manuel Barroso shaking hands and entering the building
||Interior view of 10 Downingstreet and Gordon Brown and José Manuel Barroso walking up stairs
||Arrival of Gordon Brown and José Manuel Barroso in the press conference room (3 shots)
||Gordon Brown (in ENGLISH) saying that they have to achieve in detail the red lines that they set out; in other words, they must have the safeguards in the protocole on the charter in the opting of Justice and Home Affairs; they must be absolutely sure that they have the emergency brake and veto powers in relation to social security; if they did not achieve their red lines, they would not be able to accept the amending treaty
||José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that Britain has negotiated hard to get some opt-outs, which he fully respects; but let's close these issues and move for the issues that are the most impressing ones for European citizens: to have a Europe of results, to make most of this dimension; the EU is now 27 countries, 5 hundred million people; the EU can lead in the world, because they are experts in globalization and Europe is a great succes
||Cutaways (3 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso and Gordon Brown getting out of 10 Downingstreet and shaking hands (2 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso leaving by car (2 shots)