G20 Conference - An Accountable Agenda?:
extracts from the debate
joint EP Committees of Foreign Affairs, Development, International Trade, Economic and Monetary Affairs, Environment
European Parliament , Brussels,
Première transmission: 04/06/2012
European Parliament, Brussels
Fin de production: 04/06/2012
The upcoming G20 summit in Los Cabos in Mexico on the 18-19 June was discussed in Parliament todayat a conference examining the priorities set by the Mexican presidency for the world's top 20 economies, as well as broader economic governance issues at a time of deepening economic crisis.
The conference, chaired by EP vice president Othmar Karas debated the "development of an effective system of checks and balances" for the G-20 and heard about Mexico's summit priorities from Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Mexico's Ambassador to the EU.
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||Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels
||"G20 an Accountable Agenda" board (2 shots)
||Meeting documents (2 shots)
||cutaway H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, Othmar KARAS Vice President of the EP
||Cutaways Viatal MOERIRA, Chair of the EP Committee on International trade, (2 shots)
||cuatway Lorenzo BINI SMAGHI, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB
||General view of the meeting
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Othmar KARAS, (EPP, AT) Vice President of the EP,"International insitutions have to meet the challenges of the day, and in the last few years they have faced difficulty in meeting these challenges, Global weakness has led to Regional and National weakness, the people expect political answer."
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Othmar KARAS, (EPP, AT) Vice-President of the EP," We need a new definition of leadership, we need global leadership, but not only global leadership . We also need global governance, global responsibility, shared responsibility, leadership on the basis of understanding each other's needs and situations"
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Othmar KARAS, (EPP, AT) Vice-President of the EP," The way the Members of the G20 are elected , the way decisions are taken in the G20 countries is not always clear."
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, "The five priorities of Mexico are Economic stability , the appplication of structural reforms for growth and employement"
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, "Second priority is to strengthen financial systems and to promote financial inclusion to boost economic growth."
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, "third priority, to optimize the international financial infrastructures in a global interconnected economy, It is necessary to keep strengthening international financial institutions , in particular the Internation Monetary Fund."
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, "the fourth priority is to strengthen food security and mitigate the price volatility of raw materials.
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, "Fifth priority to fhight climate change and promote sustainable development. "
||SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by H.E Sandra FUENTES-BERAIN, Ambassador of Mexico to the EU, "The Mexican government is convinced that economic growth is currently not taking enough into account its impact on the environment and that it could lead us at a global level to reduce our capacity of economic and social growth in middle and long term."
||Cutaways of the meeting (7 shots)