Macro-economic dialogue with the social partners: arrivals and round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-067970   Duration: 10:03:14  Lieu:
End production: 16/11/2010   First transmission: 16/11/2010
Representatives of EU social partners including trade unions and employers at EU level met on 16 November 2010 in Brussels with representatives of the Council, the Commission and the Eurogroup to hold a discussion on macro-economic issues. The meeting took place just some hours before the meetings of the Eurogroup and the Ecofin Council, where the legal text underpinning the reform of the EU framework for financial supervision was discussed.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Didier Reynders, acting Belgian Minister for Finance and Institutional Reforms and President in office of the Council 00:00:04
10:00:09 SOUNDBITE by Didier Reynders (in FRENCH) saying that for macro-economic dialogue, what is important is to meet with social partners and realize together that public authorities' powers are limited to support activity; in many countries, like Belgium, there is going to be an important dialogue with social partners to see how the purchasing power could be improved without harming competitiveness; this kind of dialogue takes place twice a year and it is especially important because we are still trying to get out of the crisis; when we see the situation in Greece, in Portugal, in Ireland it becomes clear that the possibilities of sustaining the purchasing power at not very important at the level of public authorities. 00:00:50
10:00:59 Arrival of Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs 00:00:07
10:01:07 Arrival of Philippe de Buck, Director-General of BusinessEurope 00:00:11
10:01:18 Arrival of László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, and SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH): we need to discuss the most favourable macro-economic framework for the recovery because we need that jobs reach recovery in the European Union and until now it has been too fragile; at this moment we don't have enough growth in all Member States; we have to fight for jobs to be created. 00:00:33
10:01:51 Round table: Didier Reynders 00:00:08
10:02:00 John Monks, Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) 00:00:06
10:02:06 Philippe de Buck 00:00:05
10:02:11 Cutaway photographer 00:00:04
10:02:15 John Monks 00:00:08
10:02:24 John Monks and Didier Reynders 00:00:06
10:02:30 Joëlle Milquet, acting Belgian Minister for Employment and Equal Opportunities (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:02:42 László Andor talking to Philippe de Buck 00:00:05
10:02:48 László Andor, Didier Reynders and Joëlle Milquet 00:00:04
10:02:52 Delegation of BusinessEurope 00:00:04
10:02:57 Philippe de Buck 00:00:05
10:03:03 John Monks 00:00:04
10:03:07 Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister and President of the Eurogroup, shaking hands with John Monks and Philippe de Buck 00:00:06
10:03:14 Views of the round table (2 shots) 00:00:11
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