Extracts from the launch of the communication campaign on the 50 years of the CAP with the participation of José Manuel Barroso and Dacian Cioloș

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-072111   Duration: 10:02:44  Lieu:
End production: 23/01/2012   First transmission: 23/01/2012
On 23 January 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, attended the interinstitutional event which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with Mette Gjerskov, Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and President in office of the Council of the EU, and Paolo De Castro, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the EP. In his speech the President brought to mind that this policy helped to modernize European agriculture thorough. He also stressed the role that a reformed CAP would play in supporting growth and employment. The EC thus launched the CAP@50 communication campaign to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy, a cornerstone of European integration, that had provided European citizens with half a century of food security and a living countryside. The year-long communication campaign included an interactive website, an itinerant exhibition, audio-visual and printed materials, as well as a series of events in Brussels and the Member States.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of the ceremony venue with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:04
10:00:09 Soundbite (in FRENCH) by José Manuel Barroso saying that a reformed CAP will play a major role not only in supporting growth but more specifically in the employment support. It is in that spirit that the European Commission has proposed a doubling of EU funding for research and innovation in the European agro-food sector. This is an essential key so that the European Economic Area which their sustainable agriculture is, stays competitive. 00:00:31
10:00:41 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:00:47 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Mette Gjerskov, Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and President in office of the Council of the EU: we must prioritise innovation and research in green technology. We must aim to make agriculture the front runner of European growth. Sometimes, in the future, I hope that we can look back at this day, not only as a celebration but also as a time where the foundation for a new common agricultural policy were laid down. 00:00:31
10:01:18 General view of the ceremony venue with Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:05
10:01:24 Soundbite (in FRENCH) by Dacian Cioloş saying that the European Commission wanted to ensure that scientific research and innovation were increasingly involved in this process so that they could serve the practical work of farmers in the fields. To achieve and defend a strong agriculture, it is time to rewrite the partnership between European society and farmers. This partnership should enable farmers to live from their work. That's why they need to support farmers' incomes. 00:00:36
10:02:01 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:03
10:02:04 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Paolo De Castro, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the EP: the European agriculture today pollutes much less and assures its citizens of safer and better products than in the past. At the same time it provides an important contribution to the European agro-food system performance. Europe is the world leader in food production and the most important player in the globe food trade. 00:00:26
10:02:30 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
10:02:35 The CAP's 50th anniversary cake being brought on stage 00:00:04
10:02:40 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
10:02:44 The officials on stage blowing the candles (3 shots) 00:00:16
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