Open Days 2012: 10th European Week of Regions and Cities: highlight of 09/10/2012
End production: 09/10/2012 First transmission: 09/10/2012
From 8 to 11 October 2012, the 10th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities took place in Brussels. This video shows extracts of the opening session of 9 October and interviews of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and Pierre Maille, General Councillor of Finistère.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the Committee of the Regions (3 shots)
||General views of the press registration (3 shots)
||General views of the opening session (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR)
(in ITALIAN) saying that things may come to a halt, between the Parliament and the Council. Things could get stalled as they are co-decision makers, there is no guarantee that they will agree, which is a source of concern. It would be a rather worrying scenario, not only for the regions and the local authorities because they are directly affected. They all are waiting to know what kind of resources are going to come their way for their European policies.
||Cutaways of the audience (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy (in ENGLISH): I am still confident that all the responsible politicians stick to their commitment to have a decision about the budget already this year, hopefully in the course of the European Council in November. I think that it is absolutely necessary to have this decision this year to give a clear indication to the European citizens and to the European business sector about the money being available until 2020.
||General views of the meeting (5 shots)
||Soundbite by Pierre Maille, President of the General Council of Finistère (in FRENCH) saying that what is at stake is the protection of resources, and how they can ensure that the activity of fishing is compatible with stocks, but at the same time is an activity that one can making a living from and allow fishing communities to survive from their fishing along the coasts and to thrive. The problem is how to help them along in this durable fishing enterprise.
||Exterior views of the Committee of the Regions (2 shots)