93rd plenary session of the Committee of the Regions
Lieu: Committee of the Regions, Brussels
End production: 15/12/2011 First transmission: 15/12/2011
The second day of the CoR plenary was dedicated to an overall assessment of the Commission Work Programme for 2012 and to a very green ceremony: the new laureate city of the GREEN CAPITAL AWARD was unveiled, while the CoR got delivery of its first electric fleet car.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exteriors (3 shots)
||Interiors (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (in English): Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commision: "For the period from 2000 to 2006, 1.4 million jobs were being created through cohesion policy, and 34 million European citizens today live in regions which are better off than they other ways would have been. But we must also recognize that we can do better and that we must adapt our instruments to the current context – a challenging economic, industrial and fiscal environment and a globalised fiercely competitive economy are the new focuses of today."
||Voting shots (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (in English): Janez Potocnik, EC Commissioner for Environment: "The Commission proposal for a roadmap towards a resource efficient Europe by 2050 proposes a growth path that respects the planet's natural limits. It contributes to a global economic transformation and enables high standards of living with environmental impacts that our planet can bear.
||Transfer of the GREEN CAPITAL AWARD Ceremony (5 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (in English): Janez Potocnik, EC Commissioner for Environment: "It is my great pleasure today to hand on the title of the European Green Capital award to the winner of 2012. Ladies and gentleman, the Green Capital for 2012, the Spanish city of Victoria-Gasteiz.
||Delivery of the Committee of the Region's first electric fleet car (6 shots)