Open Days 2012: 10th European Week of Regions and Cities: highlight of 11/10/2012
End production: 11/10/2012 First transmission: 11/10/2012
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 plenary session of 11 October.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Cutaway of a sign
||Exterior views of the Committee of the Regions (4 shots)
||Arrival of Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Competition, and handshake with Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and Mark Rogerson, Executive Director of Consilia
||Joaquín Almunia, Johannes Hahn and Mark Rogerson talking together (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Joaquín Almunia (in ENGLISH): We need to better use public money. We need to be stricter when analysing the way public money is being used, because public money is urgently needed by those who are suffering more because of the lack of growth, because of the lack of capacity to attract investment, because of the lack of growth opportunities. And at the same time, public money is scarce.
||Cutaways of the audience (8 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): Together, let's make sure we reform in a coherent manner.
At all levels, European, national and regional, we must grasp the nettle – only by working together in reaching the Europe 2020 objectives shall Europe continue to be a prosperous and fair place to live.
||General views of the plenary session (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Ronald Hall, Director of the directorate "Communication, Information, Relations with Third Countries, Coordination of Outermost Regions, Legal Advice" of the Regional Policy DG of the EC (in ENGLISH): The topic today was a crucial one for Europe with our 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, which is that of promoting innovation and innovation strategies in the region, and therefore there is a lot to be discussed between the European Union and its regions and Latin American countries and regions precisely on this theme.
||Cutaways of the audience (3 shots)