Visit of José Manuel Barroso in Sweden and meeting with Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister

Type: Report   Reference: I-056446   Duration: 10:56:38  Lieu:
End production: 14/02/2008   First transmission: 14/02/2008
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, went on a visit to Sweden, where he met Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister. The agenda for their discussions included preparations for the Swedish EU Presidency 2009 and climate and energy issues.

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10:53:01 Title 00:00:04
10:53:06 Exterior view of Rosenbad, the Prime Minister's Office in Stockholm (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:53:16 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, welcomed by Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister - handshake 00:00:16
10:53:32 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt in the press conference room 00:00:07
10:53:39 Fredrik Reinfeldt (in ENGLISH) saying that, pointing up the incoming Presidency for Sweden, they foresee that the issues related to climate change will be the number one topic, preparing Europe to meet climate change, but also of course the world 00:00:16
10:53:55 Cutaway 00:00:03
10:53:58 Fredrik Reinfeldt (in ENGLISH) saying that they have also been discussing the Lisbon Strategy, which has been very important for them to create better ground for competitiveness in Europe, to create more jobs; that has been the main objective of his government but it is also important to say that it is a part of the European process which they are trying hard to see the efforts in other countries 00:00:23
10:54:21 Cutaway 00:00:03
10:54:24 José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the Swedish government and the Commission share the most important points of their vision for Europe; they want to open Europe, a global Europe, a Europe that is at the forefront in fighting climate change and leading the world in that fight against climate change 00:00:19
10:54:43 Cutaway 00:00:04
10:54:47 Exterior view of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:54:58 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, welcomed by Per Westerberg, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament - handshake 00:00:15
10:55:13 José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the European Union needs the special contribution of Sweden; the country is a great example to others on issues which are a priority for the Union, such as economic competitiveness, social justice, the environment and also the way we can face globalization 00:00:21
10:55:34 Cutaway 00:00:02
10:55:36 José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that with the invaluable contribution of Sweden, the EU will be in an even better position to lead international negotiations on the global climate change agreement in 2009; he is hopeful that an international agreement will be reached during the Swedish Presidency of the EU, when the United Nations convey the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 00:00:21
10:55:57 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:56:02 José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that no European country can resolve global problems, such as climate change or international terrorism, on its own; they need the added value of Europe; and the EU is more important and necessary than ever in the global age; because for global problems we need global solutions and it is quite evident that Europe is an indispensable level for its countries and citizens to have some influence in the shaping of this new age 00:00:28
10:56:30 Cutaway 00:00:08
10:56:38 José Manuel Barroso and Per Westerberg shaking hands and leaving 00:00:10
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