Official visit by Martin SCHULZ, EP President to Slovakia:
Lieu: Bratislava, Slovakia
End production: 18/09/2012 First transmission: 18/09/2012
-extracts from the Citizens Forum with young people
Bratislava, Comenius University
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shots of the city, Bratislava, Slovakia
||Comenius University exterior shots
||Poster announcing the Citizens Forum with young people at Comenius University
||Arrival of the EP President Martin Schulz to the Citizens Forum at the Comenius University
||SOUNDBITE (English) EP President Martin SCHULZ: "If we want to defende our chances, our economic basis, our valued based society, against competition which is happening against Europe, then we must be a strong political common Union".
"We have a choice, we can divide ourselves in 27 pieces... Slovakia has 85% of its GDP in exports, most of the exports are going to the German market. The German market won't survive without the euro".
||Cutaways from the audience
||Question from a young student about last's week 'State of the Union' speech of President Barroso, on the need to move towards a federation union of sovereign states.
||Answer by EP President Martin SCHULZ (English): "Yes I agree, Mr Barroso called it a federation of soverign states; in my eyes we are already a federation of national states, I prefer the term 'political union' When I am not forced to be diplomatic I say we need a 'European government".
||Wide shots of the auditorium