Meeting of the Group of the European People's Party (EPP) leaders ahead of the European Council of the 25-26 March 2010

Type: Report   Reference: I-065323   Duration: 15:07:01  Lieu:
End production: 25/03/2010   First transmission: 25/03/2010
On 25 March 2010, Members of the EP, the Heads of State or Government, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Jerzy Buzek, President of the EP, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council met to prepare the European Council, in Brussels. Jerzy Buzek, and Joseph Daul, Member of the EP, made statements on the Greek crisis, the Framework Agreement, and the Strategy 2020.

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15:03:34 Title 00:00:04
15:03:39 Exterior views of the Academie Royale de Belgique (2 shots) 00:00:08
15:03:47 Arrival of Mariano Rajoy, Leader of the Opposition in the Spanish Parliament. 00:00:11
15:03:58 Arrival of Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 00:00:07
15:04:05 Arrival of Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:11
15:04:16 Arrival of Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services 00:00:05
15:04:21 Arrival of Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister 00:00:09
15:04:30 Joint arrival of Yves Leterme, Belgian Prime Minister and Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch Prime Minister 00:00:07
15:04:37 Arrival of Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council 00:00:08
15:04:45 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:09
15:04:54 Arrival of Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister 00:00:08
15:05:02 Arrival of Jerzy Buzek, President of the EP 00:00:11
15:05:13 Soundbite by Jerzy Buzek (in ENGLISH): there can be no solidarity without responsibility; solidarity is necessary because we want to keep our Euro zone in a stable position, but we should also fulfil all the responsibility tasks and we should expect them from all Member States in Euro zone; it would be signal of responsibility; I am very glad that Greek Government prepared a very good program a deep reform, and we support them to keep on this truck because it is a move in good direction; but for the future, we must remember how to monitor the Euro zone, not to allow such a crisis to be between us once again. We have a very good partnership whit the European Commission, it is a Framework Agreement and we cooperate on all levels; it is very fruitful, and we know all the precisions, thanks to Framework Agreement with the European Commission; I think similar Agreement is necessary between Council of Ministers and European Parliament, would be great if we could prepare something like that, to know all the precisions (2 shots) 00:01:48
15:07:01 Soundbite by Joseph Daul, Member of the EP (in FRENCH) saying that the position of the PPE is to put community rules, and in these rules, they can include the IMF; on one hand they are asking for solidarity, and on the other responsibility; they strict rules for all Member States, including France. He has worked on the Lisbon agenda, and he believed on it; now he is frustrating because everything scheduled in the Lisbon agenda occurred somewhere else in Europe; they said it is a period of Service; but where are the services? There are everywhere except in Europe; so, he thinks that for the Strategy 2020, it is necessary to look forward in the fields of research, developments; but the most important is to focus with the Head of States or Government the situation, the adopted direction, and don't make the same errors of Lisbon Strategy (2 shots) 00:01:15
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