Visit of Martin Schulz in the United States – Speech at Johns Hopkins University and meeting with First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, David Lipton.

Type: News   Reference: 87944   Duration: 00:05:13  Lieu: Washington
End production: 27/11/2012   First transmission: 27/11/2012
European Parliament President Martin Schulz is in an official visit ot the US. He will meet with the Vice-President of the United States, Joe Biden, on his first visit to the United States of America. The visit started on Monday 26 November and lasts until Wednesday 28 November 2012. In Washington DC, President Schulz will engage his US interlocutors on the common solutions Americans and Europeans can find together to create more growth and more jobs. The President of the European Parliament will meet with senior US lawmakers and officials, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. President Schulz will also meet with David Lipton, First Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund. On Tuesday 27 November, President Schulz will address a public discussion "Europe in Crisis? The Prospects for a Renewed EU-US Partnership" at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. President Schulz will carry the European Parliament's message for building a strong and comprehensive transatlantic relationship, based on a wide range of common values and shared interests. He will explain how the European Union is engaged in a dramatic evolution towards a political, economical and fiscal integration, and will call his American partners to encourage this bold and necessary evolution. "The European Union is not anymore only about the national capitals but about a shared, regional sovereignty. Our American friends went through that process: it is in their interest to support their European allies in this ambitious project," President Schulz said ahead of his visit to the US capital. The President of the European Parliament will plead in favour of a free trade agreement between the US and the EU explaining the benefits that a transatlantic internal market would provide to 800 million citizens. EP President Martin Schulz's visit stresses the importance of deepening the relationship between legislators on both sides of the Atlantic. Through its Members’ regular engagement with US lawmakers and the setting up of a Liaison Office in the Washington DC, the European Parliament is investing heavily in this transatlantic relationship

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Wide shot of the Johns Hopkins University 00:00:06
00:00:11 Close up of Johns Hopkins University sign 00:00:05
00:00:16 Arrival of Martin Schulz at the podium 00:00:11
00:00:27 Dan Hamilton, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic relations, introducing Mr Schulz 00:00:01
00:00:28 Shot of Dan Hamilton speaking 00:00:11
00:00:39 Martin Schulz going to take the floor 00:00:04
00:00:43 People listening to Martin Schulz 00:00:04
00:00:47 SOUNDBITE (English) by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament: We are all in our own way, trying to work out how to best deal with the growing economic dominance of China. We have witnessed China's unparalleled ascent from a developing country into an economic superpower in only three decades. And yet, we should not forget that the US sells three times as many goods to the EU than to China, and the EU sells twice as many goods to the US than to China, too. Yet there is much more that unites us than divides us. 00:01:04
00:01:51 SOUNDBITE (English) by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament: The spread of the financial crisis and worries about currency stability, have been a strong reminder for our economies that our economies are deeply integrated. The stakes are high. The US and the EU generate almost 5 trillion dollars every year, together we make up half of global trade and half of global GDP. 00:00:20
00:02:11 Views with Martin Schulz during his speech, people listening (5 shots) 00:00:22
00:02:33 Martin Schulz talking with Dan Hamilton, handshake 00:00:10
00:02:43 Martin Schulz shaking hands with students 00:00:11
00:02:54 Family Photo: Martin Schulz photographed with Dan Hamilton 00:00:06
00:03:00 Martin Schulz leaving the auditorium 00:00:13
00:03:13 Close up of the IMF sign 00:00:04
00:03:17 Wide shot of the IMF building 00:00:05
00:03:22 Arrival of First Deputy Managing Director of IMF, David Lipton, shaking hands with Martin Schulz 00:00:06
00:03:28 Going to the conference room; walking shot 00:00:07
00:03:35 Views inside the conference room during the meeting (3 shots) 00:00:18
00:03:53 Martin Schulz leaving the conference room with David Lipton 00:00:10
00:04:03 Pan of the interior of the IMF building- flags area 00:00:10
00:04:13 General view: IMF employees walking inside the IMF building 00:00:04
00:04:17 SOUNDBITE (English) by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament: We spoke about this question to prolong the time for Greece until 2022, about the reduction of the interest rates, all the measures decided yesterday and I discussed with him what would be the impact of another haircut if this is possible or not what is the position of the IMF. 00:00:22
00:04:39 Wide shot of the IMF hallway 00:00:04
00:04:43 Close up of various flags 00:00:05
00:04:48 Shot of the Christmas tree in the IMF building 00:00:04
00:04:52 END 00:00:21
00:05:13 Shot of the Christmas tree in the IMF building 00:00:00
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