"20 years later: what are the challenges for the Single Market?" Conference in Paris: extracts from the speeches by Michel Barnier and Jacques Delors

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-075146   Duration: 10:05:55  Lieu:
End production: 06/11/2012   First transmission: 06/11/2012
Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services, and Jacques Delors, former President of the CEC, addressed the "20 years later: what are the challenges for the Single Market?" Conference held in Paris on 6 November 2012.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Pierre Mendes France Conference Center in Paris 00:00:05
10:00:10 Close up on French and EU flags 00:00:05
10:00:15 Sign showing the way to the conference 00:00:05
10:00:20 Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services, arrives by car 00:00:06
10:00:26 Michel Barnier gets off his car and shakes hands with guests (2 shots) 00:00:27
10:00:54 Banner with title of the conference 00:00:04
10:00:58 Michel Barnier and Jacques Delors, former President of the CEC, take the stage 00:00:11
10:01:10 Cutaway of camera filming Michel Barnier making his speech 00:00:05
10:01:15 SOUNDBITE by Michel Barnier (in FRENCH) saying that it is nearly the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Single Market as Jacques Delors wished it; such an anniversary should not be marked by nostalgia or melancholy and even less by complacency; besides, Jacques Delors, who is at the origin of the Single Act, has never shown any nostalgia, melancholy or complacency; this is certainly an opportunity to remember what has worked well, the large progress achieved with the single market, and then look at the current situation. 00:01:01
10:02:16 Cutaway on audience 00:00:05
10:02:22 Close up on Jacques Delors listening to Michel Barnier talking 00:00:04
10:02:26 SOUNDBITE by Michel Barnier (in FRENCH) saying that the European autonomy or sovereignty is at stake; Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, has ordered an extremely interesting study - which is on the internet – on the key enabling technologies (KET); this report, written by experts who know what research, technology, innovation are, was conducted by Jean Therme, the French specialist in the solar industry; he identified a dozen technologies where we are wasting our European autonomy, our European capacity, where we will become, if we do not pay attention, consumers of American and Chinese technologies; there are, for example, three of these technologies in the electric car, which again, if we do not pay attention, won't be European anymore; saying that this is what he calls the real industrial battle; he is not talking about protection but about investment, research, mobilization of our national research efforts. 00:01:22
10:03:48 Cutaway on photographers 00:00:04
10:03:52 SOUNDBITE by Michel Barnier (in FRENCH) saying that the answer to all the crises is certainly not in the "every man for himself" principle; faced with emerging powers, the big global players that are already at the table, the United States, China, Brazil, India, Russia, no European country, not even the largest, not even Germany or France, is able to cope alone; no European country will be able to be at the table all alone among the major players in the world in the next 50 years. 00:00:53
10:04:46 Michel Barnier takes his seat and Jacques Delors gets up 00:00:07
10:04:53 SOUNDBITE by Jacques Delors (in FRENCH) saying that European activists are critical, demanding, impatient, but that does not prevent him from being optimistic; his optimism is due in particular to Michel Barnier's work; the deepening of the internal market and the regulatory measures will change the course of things in Europe and give citizens, consumers and producers hope and conviction that, at European level, only at European level, we can meet the global challenge; therefore, we should be optimistic whatever the difficulties of the situation. 00:01:01
10:05:55 Jacques Delors is being applauded by Michel barnier and the audience, then the two leave the stage 00:00:20
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