Visit of Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: extracts from the joint press briefing

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-070328   Duration: 00:03:17  Lieu:
End production: 23/06/2011   First transmission: 23/06/2011
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Pedro Passos Coelho, the new Portuguese Prime Minister, on 23 June 2011, just some hours before the start of the European Council, to analyse the political and economic situation in Portugal. They held a joint press briefing after their meeting.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, to the press briefing 00:00:08
00:00:13 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that the Portuguese political consensus is very important to carry out the indispensable reforms; they should see these reforms as a great opportunity for Portugal; they are of extreme complexity and very demanding; but in difficult times Portugal gives its best; expressing his total confidence and also the support of the European Commission to Portugal on these very difficult moments of its history. 00:00:47
00:01:00 Cutaway cameramen 00:00:05
00:01:05 Soundbite by Pedro Passos Coelho (in PORTUGUESE) saying that domestically Portugal has all the conditions in place to make this programme a success; they have already started working with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF and they very much hope that over the next two months they will take as many practical and tangible decisions as they can. 00:00:40
00:01:45 Cutaway journalists 00:00:05
00:01:50 Soundbite by Pedro Passos Coelho (in PORTUGUESE) saying that he is not going to make any comparisons with other countries; but he wants to make absolutely clear that Portugal has all the conditions to respect the programme. (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:02:02 Cutaway 00:00:05
00:02:07 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying if the Portuguese Government asks for a reprogramming of some of the Structural Funds, the European Union is ready to do so in order to complement the macroeconomic efforts. 00:00:28
00:02:35 Cutaway 00:00:05
00:02:41 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that each euro that Portuguese tax payers are giving for the debt does not go to public health, schools or welfare; so the most important social step that they should take is to cut the deficit and cut the debt; this is the only way to create the conditions for confidence and to create growth and generate jobs. 00:00:36
00:03:17 Cutaway of José Manuel Barroso and Pedro Passos Coelho 00:00:05
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