Weekly meeting of the Barroso Commission: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-058106   Duration: 10:45:22  Lieu:
End production: 02/07/2008   First transmission: 02/07/2008
The main event of the 2 July 2008 weekly Commission meeting was the unveiling of the so-called "Renewed Social Agenda". Almost as ambitious as the climate and energy package launched in January, the social package includes proposal for a directive on pan-European access to health-care, and another one on protecting Europeans against discrimination. In addition, a working paper on the situation of the Roma in Europe, some of the most actively discriminated against on the continent, and the subject of violent attacks by racists in Italy in recent weeks, is to address the difficulties faced by this community and focus on mechanisms for inclusion. The package will also look at the promotion of cross-border youth volunteering and include a green paper on the challenges of immigration in the educational context. A recent Commission study found that the children of migrants tend to do poorly at school. The green paper will look at options for overcoming such problems.

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10:43:04 Title 00:00:04
10:43:09 Exterior view of the European Commission building 00:00:06
10:43:15 Arrival of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy 00:00:14
10:43:29 Arrival of Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid 00:00:07
10:43:36 Arrival of Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:43:52 Jacques Barrot and Dalia Grybauskaitė, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget 00:00:14
10:44:06 Dalia Grybauskaitė 00:00:08
10:44:14 Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy 00:00:04
10:44:18 Benita Ferrero-Waldner 00:00:07
10:44:25 László Kovács, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union 00:00:05
10:44:30 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:08
10:44:38 Dalia Grybauskaitė and Danuta Hübner, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy 00:00:04
10:44:42 Arrival of Vladimír Špidla, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (2 shots) 00:00:15
10:44:57 Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Health 00:00:07
10:45:04 Arrival of Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Multilingualism, and Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Enterprise and Industry 00:00:07
10:45:11 Arrival of Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of Environment 00:00:11
10:45:22 General view 00:00:05
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