Meeting between the EC and the European social partners (ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP and UEAPME): round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-060684   Duration: 10:28:19  Lieu:
End production: 25/02/2009   First transmission: 25/02/2009
The European Commission invited business and social representatives to attend its weekly meeting on 25 February 2009 in Brussels. The Commission and the European social partners were set to agree on the need to work together to safeguard and develop further the social and economic achievements of the EU and its internal market. The European social partners were expected to welcome the European Economic Recovery Plan as a starting point and to make clear their readiness to work to ensure its effective implementation. The European Economic Recovery Plan proposed by the Commission and adopted by the European Council in December sets out a range of measures to keep and create jobs and maximise the ability of the European economy to get through the recession. One of the issues to be also discussed was the Posted Worker's Directive, according to which workers temporarily posted to another Member State must be employed under the same rules as locals. These rulings have been seen by some trade unions and politicians as coming at the expense of workers' rights.

Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
PDF version

TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:25:55 Title 00:00:04
10:26:00 Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Health 00:00:07
10:26:07 Joaquín Almunia, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs, and the social partners, including Ernest-Antoine Seillière, President of BusinessEurope 00:00:05
10:26:12 Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research 00:00:12
10:26:24 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Joaquín Almunia and the social partners, including Ernest-Antoine Seillière 00:00:06
10:26:30 Viviane Reding, Member of the EC in charge of Information Society and Media, joining Joe Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 00:00:14
10:26:44 Dalia Grybauskaitė, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:26:54 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy 00:00:03
10:26:57 Charlie McCreevy, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services, and Viviane Reding 00:00:11
10:27:08 Leonard Orban, Member of the EC in charge of Multilingualism (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:27:16 László Kovács, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union 00:00:04
10:27:20 Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, and José Manuel Barroso (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:27:36 Ernest-Antoine Seillière 00:00:08
10:27:44 Carl Cederschiöld, President of the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP) 00:00:06
10:27:50 General view 00:00:04
10:27:54 Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Enterprise and Industry, and Georg Toifl, President of the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:28:03 Leonard Orban, Catherine Ashton, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, and Androulla Vassiliou 00:00:04
10:28:07 Catherine Ashton 00:00:03
10:28:10 László Kovács, Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, Charlie McCreevy, and Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy 00:00:05
10:28:15 Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth, and Dalia Grybauskaitė 00:00:04
10:28:19 General views (2 shots) 00:00:12
Audiovisual Services
European Commission
ec.europa.eu/avservices
 
Conditions of use
© European Union, 2014