93nd plenary session of the Committee of the Regions

Type: Report   Reference: I-071886   Duration: 10:02:54  Lieu:
End production: 14/12/2011   First transmission: 14/12/2011
On 14 December 2011 in Brussels, Mercedes Bresso, President of the Committee of the Regions of the EU (CoR), Flo Clucas, Member of the Liverpool City Council, Jean-Louis Joseph, Mayor of Bastidonne and Member of the Committee of the Regions of the EU, participated in the 93rd plenary session of the Committee of the Regions of the EU. More flexibility within budget headings, a stronger role for regions and cities in the elaboration of operational programs and a call to stop wasting time postponing the introduction of a new own resources system including a tax on financial transactions, were the key requests issued by the Committee of the Regions in its opinion on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 adopted today.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior views of the Committee of the Regions of the EU (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:00:18 EU flags 00:00:03
10:00:21 Interior views of the meeting room (3 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:32 Soundbite (in ITALIAN) by Mercedes Bresso, President of the Committee of the Regions of the EU (CoR), saying that she would like to inform there will be the 5th Summit of Cities and Regions in Copenhagen on March 22 and 23 2012. 00:00:18
10:00:50 Cutaways of the audience (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:57 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Flo Clucas, Member of the Liverpool City Council: we defend the proposed budget level as the minimum acceptable given the whole range of challenges facing the EU, and giving the work that we have agreed to do through the EU 2020 process, an agreement reached through the Council which has been passed through ourselves, the EC and the EP. 00:00:23
10:01:21 Cutaways of the audience (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:01:29 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Flo Clucas: we want to see a more transparent budget which incorporates multilevel governance and new forms of partnership with the local and regional authorities. 00:00:11
10:01:41 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:07
10:01:49 Soundbite (in FRENCH) by Jean-Louis Joseph, Mayor of Bastidonne and Member of the Committee of the Regions of the EU, saying that they feel the fluctuations of these energy costs. If they do not make the efforts to reduce their energy dependency today and to move towards a more rational energy consumption, then they will face a catastrophic situation tomorrow. 00:00:16
10:02:05 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:02:10 Soundbite (in FRENCH) by Jean-Louis Joseph saying that the sustainable energy allowed accordingly the EC the creation of one million jobs in which more than half is not to be de-ocalized. They cannot ignore the future sectors that allow to develop local jobs that will help them to relaunch their economy. 00:00:16
10:02:27 Cutuway of the audience 00:00:03
10:02:31 Soundbite (in FRENCH) by Jean-Louis Joseph saying that many cities like Berlin and Malmö are examples of good practice on the energy field. They show them that it is possible and they are not the only ones: over 3300 cities and 200 regions and provinces representing 150 million of EU citizens have signed the Covenant of Mayors. 00:00:23
10:02:54 Cutaways of the audience (2 shots) 00:00:11
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