Conference of the German Chamber of Industry and Trade (recorded on Monday 4 June):
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 05/06/2012 First transmission: 05/06/2012
- Keynote speech by Martin SCHULZ, EP President
EPRef84810 // European Parliament , Brussels, Museum BELvue, 7, Place des Palais,
- Background: Martin SCHULZ, EP President, attended the Conference of the German Chamber of Industry and Trade, which focused on the current concern about the shortage of skilled workers in the German labour market, and the possibility that this may become a risk for economic development. This is the conclusion of the latest survey conducted by the German Chamber of Industry and Trade, based on the responses provided by 25 000 German companies. This report also stressed the importance of increasing the participation of other groups of highly-qualified workers, such as women, single parents and immigrants, to boost Germany's economy.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot of the venue of the conference organised by the DIHK (Deutscher Industrie and Handelskammertag), Museum BELvue, 7, Place des Palais, (3shots)
||Interior, Introduction shots of the conference, (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "I think that Germany was well advised to protect its key industrial areas, I think that is one of the greatest achievements by German governments from the last decade. I do not want to hide that in Brussels and in the European Parliament had existed a systematic attack on the German industry, especially on those key sectors such as steel, the automobile and chemical industry. The fact, that we defended it throughout all political groups is without doubt the core element of stability for the German industry and makes the difference when you compare it to other EU member states."
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "The question about the role of services in the industrial production, it does follow trade of industrial goods, and it is more important than the industrial production and trade of goods. We see a real economical value that is connected to the key factor,and in comparison to virtual value and created values, from which we know today that there that there is no counter value, gave as a result that those profits had been only private and the losses in these areas had been shared by the society and that is one of the causes why the European Union is right now in a crisis."
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: (Referring to the German middle and small entrepreneurs) - "Many declare simply the existance of the euro as a possible cause for the crisis. And in fact I have to say that I have a lot of understanding for many of those entrepreneurs, those that say to themselves that they are really feeling responsible for what is happening in their company and that they are under constant and day by day growing competition pressure. We observe that there is the burden to pay, the society pays, for companies losses. And the middle and small enterprises with their hard work pay their tax contributions, they don't not run away from the tax responsibility into a tax osisis, therefore I have a lot of sympathy with those people who face this situation."
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "If Greece would leave the euro (-Referring to his last visit to Greece where he had discussed this hypothesis-) it would not bring down the Euro, but the speculation on the euro could create and draw a new attention to Spain and later even Italy, that you can be sure; there could be a domino effect, I can not proof this, but it can't be excluded as scenario."
||cut away shots, (3 shots)