Visit of Johannes Hahn to Slovakia

Type: Report   Reference: I-075209   Duration: 10:03:22  Lieu:
End production: 09/11/2012   First transmission: 09/11/2012
Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, was in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 9 November 2012. He met with Robert Fico, Slovak Prime Minister, and participated in concrete discussions with the Council of Government on regional policy for the next EU spending round. Johannes Hahn and Robert Fico discussed how EU funds can best be deployed to deliver more growth and jobs in Slovakia. They held a joint press conference after their meeting.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior shot of the Slovak Government building 00:00:04
10:00:09 Arrival of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy 00:00:10
10:00:19 Interior shot of Johannes Hahn discussing with Slovak officals 00:00:05
10:00:24 Arrival of Robert Fico, Slovak Prime Minister, and handshake with Johannes Hahn 00:00:07
10:00:31 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that in Slovakia, a council has been set up which is not only consisting of members of the Government but also of representatives from the regions, municipalities but also the civil society; this is exactly what the EC has asked for in terms of multi levels governance and so far Slovakia is the first and only country in the European Union which has set up exactly this type of preparatory committee. 00:00:34
10:01:06 Various shots of the meeting between Johannes Hahn and Robert Fico (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:01:22 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that there should be a stronger focus than in the current period in the future to invest in small and medium sized enterprises and in particular in their innovation capacity. 00:00:13
10:01:35 Various shots of the meeting of Johannes Hahn with the Council of Government for Partnership Agreement for Slovakia for 2014-2021 (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:01:52 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that they have made some proposals, some comments, where they believe the focus of the future investments should be and the overall headline is competitiveness. 00:00:10
10:02:03 Various shots of the meeting of Johannes Hahn with Robert Fico and the Council of Government for Partnership Agreement for Slovakia for 2014-2021 (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:02:19 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that the European budget is an investment budget: 95 per cent of the budget of the EU is reimbursed to Members States for actions, for activities, for projects. 00:00:10
10:02:30 Various shots of the press conference held by Robert Fico and Johannes Hahn (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:02:42 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that it should be the interest of the so-called net contributors to have an adequate budget because their components also benefit from others, from countries like Slovakia, and therefore it guarantees jobs and creates jobs in their countries; so it's a mutual interest for all Member States to have an adequate investment budget for Europe. 00:00:28
10:03:11 Cutaway of cameras 00:00:05
10:03:16 Robert Fico shaking hands with Johannes Hahn at the end of the press conference 00:00:05
10:03:22 Exterior shot of the Government building 00:00:04
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