MEP Contact Group on the Multiannual Financial Framework:
- meeting with Jerzy BUZEK, EP President
Lieu: Strasbourg, France
End production: 13/12/2011 First transmission: 13/12/2011
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the EP, Strasbourg
||General views of the meeting room (2 shots)
||SOUNBITE (English) Jerzy BUZEK , EP President
our meeting here in this place is a constitutive meeting of this contact group on MAFF.
||SOUNBITE (English) Jerzy BUZEK , EP President : "We know very well there were three meetings in September, general meetings on structures, and others, in November regional policy, cohesion founds, and CAP, and the last meeting on own resources. Both negotiations on financial framework and own resources , both negotiations must be carried out in parallel. No final agreement will be possible on the expenditure side if the revenue side is not dealt with in parallel".
||SOUNBITE (French ) Alain LAMASSOURE, (EPP, FR) Chairman of the budgetary committee : "We manage to start with a first exchange of views both on the expenditure and on the incoming sides. Today, at the beginning of the afternoon, before this very meeting, the Danish Minister for European affaires was at the Conference of EP Presidents and confirmed that this procedure will continue during all the Danish Presidency, the Cypriot minister also has give his agreement to follow this planning on the second semester."
||SOUNBITE (English) Reimer BÖGE, (EPP, DE) rapporteur
"It will be an interesting question to see how far the Danish Presidency will come, presenting end of June negotiation boxes, as I understood without figures , but dealing with principles on MFF and maybe also with principles as far as legislative procedures, on the multiannual programme is concerned. This will be later a very crucial element for the Parliament, how to deal with this sort of parallelism on MFF ad the big multiannual programmes, rather is cohesion, agriculture, research, etc."
||SOUNBITE (English) SOUNBITE (English) Reimer BÖGE, (EPP, DE) rapporteur: "Its very important that we show our willingness to have on agreement on time, based on this new working method, and that we are willing to find an agreement by the end of 2012".
||SOUNBITE (English) SOUNBITE (English) Reimer BÖGE, (EPP, DE) rapporteur: " Is the council really ready to come to an agreement with the Parliament, and that we always have to remind them, at every meeting - until they will not want to hear it any longer - that this parallelism on briefing, debriefing, taking on board parliament position with in the discussions of the GAF , is not only useful, is crucial to avoid a delay or postponement of an agreement ".