European Council: extracts from the roundtable

Type: News   Reference: 78409   Duration: 00:02:27  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council/Justus Lipsius
End production: 23/06/2011   First transmission: 23/06/2011
EU heads of state and government meet in Brussels on 23-24 June for an European Council devoted to economic matters, migration, the EU's Southern Neighbourhood and Croatia's accession to the EU. The summit will start with a discussion on economic issues. EU leaders will take stock of the progress achieved on the six legislative proposals on economic governance, the amendment to the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility) and on the future ESM (European Stability Mechanism), which are part of the EU's response to the sovereign debt crisis. They are also expected to conclude the first European Semester (the annual monitoring of budgetary policies and structural reforms undertaken by the member states), nominate Mario Draghi as the future President of the European Central Bank and discuss recent developments in the euro zone. On Friday the European Council will assess implementation of migration policies and will discuss developments in the southern Mediterranean, focusing on Libya, Syria and the Middle East peace process. The European Council is also expected to call for accession negotiations with Croatia to be concluded by the end of June.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, and Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic of France 00:00:18
00:00:23 Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, Enda Kenny, Irish Taoiseach, and Yves Leterme, Belgian acting Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:25
00:00:48 Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council 00:00:13
00:01:01 Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy 00:00:10
00:01:11 Herman Van Rompuy and Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister 00:00:06
00:01:17 View of the roundtable including Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Werner Faymann, Austria Federal Chancellor 00:00:06
00:01:23 Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the Eurogroup, and Silvio Berlusconi (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:01:31 Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister 00:00:04
00:01:35 José Manuel Barroso, EC President; Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal; and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister 00:00:05
00:01:40 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister 00:00:05
00:01:45 Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy 00:00:06
00:01:51 View of the roundtable including Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister 00:00:04
00:01:55 Georgios Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister, talking to José Manuel Barroso and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, among others 00:00:10
00:02:05 David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Enda Kenny and Fredrik Reinfeldt 00:00:05
00:02:10 Catherine Ashton and Viktor Orban 00:00:04
00:02:14 Herman Van Rompuy 00:00:02
00:02:16 Views of the roundtable (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:02:27 End 00:00:00
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