EU/Brazil Business Summit: extracts from the keynote speech by Herman van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Dilma Rousseff

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-071015   Duration: 10:03:11  Lieu:
End production: 04/10/2011   First transmission: 04/10/2011
On 4 October 2011, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, took part in the fifth EU/Brazil Business Summit, in Brussels. The leaders decided to deepen their cooperation in several specific fields such as renewable energy, biofuels and issues related to green economy. The strategic partnership between the EU and Brazil is becoming ever more important. Brazil is Europe's largest partner in South America and the opportunities for growth abound. Europe is one of Brazil’s largest trading and investment partners and Brazilian trade with the EU is growing. Business leaders from Brazil and the EU need to support their political leaders to create a dynamic business partnership and to strengthen economic cooperation between the two economies.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival by car of Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, and welcomed by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:29
10:00:34 Dilma Rousseff, Herman van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso at the meeting (5 shots) 00:00:37
10:01:11 Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH): we decided today with President Rousseff to deepen our environmental cooperation. The green economy is only one element in the new EU/Brazil joint action plan for 2012-2014 which the President Barosso and I endorsed today. Let me telegraphically list just further five examples; we agree to reinforce the dialogue on investment and trade. This includes the completion of original Free Trade Agreement between EU and MERCOSUR. 00:00:39
10:01:51 General view of the meeting room 00:00:02
10:01:54 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that they can also work in several specific fields; they defined some of them today in the summit. Energy is one of the major priorities, also in the sector of renewable energy including biofuels, bio energy. Also, they need to be on connected with green economy; this was mentioned by President van Rompuy. They need to make the real plus 20 conference in 2012. They have to work to make it a success. 00:00:31
10:02:25 General view of the meeting room 00:00:03
10:02:28 Soundbite by Dilma Rousseff (in PORTUGUESE) saying that Energy cooperation is an other area in which the fifth EU/Brazil's view has been strategic part of their cooperation agenda. And it is an area where they can establish an important pillar for their strategic partnership, reliable and diversify energy supply, as well as the development of technologies that will enable a world carbon economy, bringing challenge for their economies, their society and countries. In the biofuel sector, the EU and Brazil provide knowledge, technologies and competitive advantages. 00:00:42
10:03:11 General view of the meeting room 00:00:05
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