European Book prize ceremony (05/12/2012):
extracts from the ceremony with
- Martin SCHULZ, EP President
- Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EP
End production: 06/12/2012 First transmission: 06/12/2012
The European Book Prize is an annual event held as a way of promoting European values and contributing to Europeans’ understanding of Europe. Any book published in an EU member state is eligible for the competition.
The 2012 winners are: Luuk van Middelaar, for his essai "Le passage à l'Europe" and Rolf Bauerdick for his novel "Le jour où la Vierge a marché su la Lune".
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot of the EP, Brussels
||Arrival of EP President Martin SCHULZ
||Ambience shots and arrivals: Pascal LAMY, WTO Director General, Hannes SWOBODA, Chair of the S&D Group, Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council. General atmosphere, music by Continental Jazz Trio (13 shots).
||SOUNDBITE (German) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "This book prize it's very important for me because it is an opportunity in the year that I have to think, in the context of the book prize, what literature has really moved me in the past year".
||SOUNDBITE (German) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "We must defend our literature, we must defend and support those that are doing this creative work" He quotes Kafka, end of speech, applause.
||SOUNDBITE (French) Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the Council: "Books are our cultural vehicle par excellence, they've taught us about Europe and transmitted us Europe. Europe's main feature is diversity and European culture is a culture of difference and that is its specific nature, that is where its wealth lies. We need to preserve this diversity, we need to foster it... And the translation and diffusion of literary works plays an essential role".
||SOUNDBITE (French) Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the Council: "I hope that reading from the authors we celebrate tonight, will contribute to enriching our idea of living together. On behalf of a certain view of Europe I wish you all the best in your reading". End of speech, applause
||cutaway + SOUNBITE (French) Costa GAVRAS, President of the Jury, announces the winners of the European Prize: Luuk van Middelaar, for his essai "Le passage à l'Europe" and Rolf Bauerdick for his novel "Le jour où la Vierge a marché su la Lune". Applause. The winners arrive to the podium and receive flowers (6 shots).