Visit of Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of the Land of Bavaria, to José Manuel Barroso: round table and extracts from the joint press briefing
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 28/01/2010 First transmission: 28/01/2010
On 28 january 2010, Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of the Land of Bavaria, visited José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to discuss the European agenda, especially the economic issues. They exchanged points of view on global challenges for the region and questions concerning energy and climate.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior of the European Commission
||Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of the Land of Bavaria, shaking hands with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC
||Roundtable with Horst Seehofer and José Manuel Barroso (2 shots)
||Horst Seehofer and José Manuel Barroso going out of the office
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by José Manuel Barroso: It was very interesting for me to exchange views with the Minister-President Seehofer on the European agenda, namely on the economic issues, we are preparing now the European 2020 strategy, a medium term strategy about the need for the coordination of economic policy and reforming Europe, so that we can face the challenges of global competitiveness and I also underline to the Prime Minister Seehofer the need to keep a strong European dimension for the future.
||SOUNDBITE (in GERMAN) by Horst Seehofer, saying that Bavaria will of course support Europe commission and the President Barroso. There are economic questions, questions concerning energy and climate where they have to take strong action. Bavaria is a big export region and depends on the export of the rest of the world. So they have to concentrate on these topics.
||Cutaway of the translator
||SOUNDBITE (in GERMAN) by Horst Seehofer, saying that cooperation in the economic field has most importance and further more, he is very happy that the President of the Commission pointed the cooperation with the parliament and highly stressed the importance of the European Parliament.
||Horst Seehofer shaking hands with José Manuel Barroso and leaving