Extracts from the press conference by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council and José Manuel Barroso and Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, after the European Council, 15 - 16/10/2008
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 21/10/2008 First transmission: 21/10/2008
On 21 October 2009, MEPs held a debate with Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, on the outcome of the EU Summit of 15-16 October 2009 in Brussels, where the EU leaders discussed the world financial situation, energy and climate issues, immigration and asylum, food and petrol prices and the next steps on the Lisbon Treaty.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
|| External shot of the EP
|| Arrival to the conference room
|| Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, saying (in GERMAN) that it is necessary to make work together finance policy, budget policy, monetary and economic policy.
|| Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, saying (in FRENCH) that Europe will be different after the crisis; Europe can not be governed after the crisis as it was before the crisis; it is important not to let bad habits come back.
|| Nicolas Sarkozy saying (in FRENCH) that it is necessary to think about the utility of having sovereign funds to defend national interests and European interests.
|| José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, saying (in French) that we are in favour of strengthening all the coordination mechanisms to coordinate economic policies, but we should not create the dangerous illusion that we could start giving instructions to the ECB.
|| Nicolas Sarkozy saying (in FRENCH) that it is necessary to think about a new way of remunerating traders; that a bank that uses state funds, shouldn't use tax-heavens; that there is a need for control mechanism of edge-funds.
|| Nicolas Sarkozy saying (in FRENCH) that you cannot call for transparency of others and not act in a transparent manner yourself; that he is willing to discuss on this matter with Belgium and Luxembourg now that they are partners with France.
|| Cutaways (3 shots)