Official visit by Martin SCHULZ, EP President to Vienna, Austria:
Première transmission: 05/10/2012
Fin de production: 05/10/2012
- meeting with Christoph LEITL, President of the Austrian Economic Chamber
- meeting with Werner FAYMANN, Federal Chancellor, Press conference
- meeting with Heinz FISCHER, President of the Republic of Austria
- Speech by Matin SCHULZ, EP President at the National Council
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stqrted today an official visit to the Austria on Thursday 11 October and Friday 12 October. EP President Schulz met with Austria's key politicians, including President Heinz Fischer, Chancellor Werner Faymann and the President of the Austrian National Council Barbara Prammer. He addressed the main EU Committee of the National Council.
Programme of the visit:
Thursday, 11 October
12:45 Meeting with Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
13:30 Meeting with Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria
14:45 Press Point with Barbara Prammer, President of the National Council
15:00 Meeting with the Main Committee of the National Council
17:15 Meeting with Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria
18:30 Participation in the debate on Europe organised by the Austrian trade Union ÖGB
Friday, 12 October
09:00 Meeting with Barbara Prammer, President of the National Council
11:00 Visit of the EU co-financed project "Space lab" and meeting with young trainees with Rudolf Hundstorfer, Minister of Social Affairs
12:30 Meeting with Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna
15:00 Coffeehouse discussion with Austrian Artists
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||Exterior views of the city Vienna, Austria (2 shots)
||Austrian Economic Chamber, Interior, EP President Martin SCHULZ meets Christoph LEITL, President of the Austrian Economic Chamber, Tour de table, (3 shots)
||Exterior view of the venue of the Federal Chancellor, Vienna, Austria (1 shot)
||Interior, Arrival of EP President Martin SCHULZ, welcome by Federal Chancellor, Mr Werner FAYMANN, (1 shot), cut away shot cameramen, (1 shot), opening of the Press conference, (1 shot)
||cut away shot, photographen, (1 shot)
||Press Conference - SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: We work together with great success, this enormous success can be explained with one project, which was presented by the Chancellor, I found too humble, I want to say now very clearly, we had a time in the Council where only one Head of State was pushing with force and endurance for the introduction of the Financial transaction tax, that that was the Austrian Chancellor.
||Interior, plenary, several views, (4 shots)
||cut away photographer (1 shot)
||Press Conference - SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: If there is a use of the FT tax gain and this is my second point I share and I have discuss intensively with Mr Faymann, it should be used for one of the most dramatic challenges that lies in front of us, namely the unemployment of young people, because if we don’t offer a perspective for the young generation on this continent , a generation that was given in some countries the best education we ever had, if we give no perspectives to them, then it will threaten our democracy.
||Exterior Austrian Parliament, National Council, EP President Martin SCHULZ meets with the main Committee of the National Council, ( 3 shots)
||Interior, In the presence of Barbara PRAMMER, President of the National Council, EP President Martin SCHULZ signs the guest book, ( 1 shot)
||Introductory speech at the National Council:
SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: I believe we need to reform Europe, concentrate on the essential, what can also imply that we have to understand as the EU that there is the one or the other thing we should not manage via Brussels but to shift it back to a National level, because it could function there better.
||total view (1 shot)
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: Either we concentrate the power of 27 member states of 500 Million people and participate in shaping the world in the views of our values or we will fall apart into pieces, but then we will drift into a meaningless role.
||cut away National Council members, (1 shot)
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: Speculation on food is fashionable trades object at the financial markets provoking an enormous volatility on food prices and don’t be shocked if I underline the side effect, the hunger of the some people becomes the profit of the others. In my view an unmoral system, in regard to this evolution we must be aware that a National state alone will face their limits to acts, therefore we need transnational solutions which have to be worked out.
||Exterior shot of the Imperial Palace, Ballhausplatz, Vienna, venue of the President of the Republic of Austria, (2 shot)
||Interior, EP President SCHULZ meets with Dr Heinz FISCHER, President of the Republic of Austria, welcome and tour de table (3 shots)
||Exterior view of the Hofburg, (1 shot) and people sitting on a bench, (1 shot)