European Football Tournament 2012

Type: News   Reference: 84224   Duration: 00:03:50  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 30/05/2012   First transmission: 30/05/2012
European football tournament on the Esplanade Solidarnosc, in front of European Parliament. For the first time in the history of EU, member of the EP compete in a tournament for the European Parliament President's cup. Opening ceremony with Martin Schulz, European Commissioners Androulla Vassiliou and Janusz Lewandowski, and polish minister of Sport and Tourism Joanna Mucha.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 External shot of European Parliament 00:00:05
00:00:10 Ambiance shot, football game on the esplanade (17 shot) 00:01:13
00:01:23 Ambiance shot, opening ceremony with Martin Schulz (7 shot) 00:00:23
00:01:46 Soundbite (English), Martin SCHULZ (S&D, DE), President of European Parliament: "This is a tournament of teams with members of the European Parliament playing in the teams. For the first time they are doing a real good job, the members of the EP, to play football. Let's hope there will be a good outcome" 00:00:16
00:02:02 Soundbite (English), Martin SCHULZ (S&D, DE), President of European Parliament: "The championship in Poland and Ukraine is overshadowed with unsolved problems. And there is a lot of people here who are doing the outmost to solve the problem, I belong to those people. So I would open our meeting here and our opening ceremony by saying : I hope that until the championship we will make major progress in the political problems we have, especially in one of the countries. Therefore let's hope that this is here a contribution to the following thing : we need what we need in sport, we need also in politics. A just and fair treatment of everybody. That's what should be the spirit of our tournament here o the esplanade Solidarnosc." 00:00:52
00:02:54 Soundbite (English), Martin SCHULZ (S&D, DE), President of European Parliament: "Thanks you very much and I think this is my duty to open the tournament officially. I don't know how it will happen. I was told, I should.. A penalty. Ladies and gentlemen move with me to a penalty". 00:00:15
00:03:09 Martin Schulz kicks a penalty 00:00:15
00:03:24 Soundbite (English), Androulla VASSILIOU, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Sport : "I see here many familiar faces with whom I often discuss sports within closed doors. But today we are seeing them in action to celebrate what is, I think, the most important event in sport, that is football. So I thank you all for this participation. I wish a great success to Euro 2012". 00:00:26
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