50th anniversary of BusinessEurope: with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
End production: 26/06/2008 First transmission: 26/06/2008
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, spoke at the 50th anniversary of BusinessEurope, confederation of European industries, in the presence of its President, Ernest-Antoine Seillière. The anniversary celebration took place at the Château Sainte-Anne, near Val Duchesse, in Brussels. The President of the European Commission told BusinessEurope and its guests that Europe needs a competitive industry and that this is one of the central priorities of the work of the Commission. The objectives of BusinessEurope are uniting the central industrial federations to foster solidarity between them; encouraging a Europe-wide competitive industrial policy; and acting as a spokesperson body to the European institutions.
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||Exterior views of Château Sainte-Anne (2 shots)
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC
||José Manuel Barroso with Ernest-Antoine Seillière, President of BusinessEurope
||General views of BusinessEurope and guests (2 shots)
||General view of José Manuel Barroso's speech
||José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that Europe needs a competitive industry; this goal is one of the central priorities of the work of the Commission; he is happy to be there with his colleagues Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Enterprise and Industry, and Vladimír Špidla, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; in the College, when they discuss as they have done for example with the Small Business Act or for instance the Single Sky, very important for transport, for the fight against climate change and for the well-being of citizens all over Europe, this issue of competitiveness is always considered as a first priority in all files they try to address
||Cutaways (3 shots)
||Release of balloons (3 shots)