Participation of Viviane Reding in the debate on the Future of Europe, in Graz
End production: 05/11/2012 First transmission: 06/11/2012
Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, was in Graz, Austria, on 5 November 2012. She took part in a debate on the future of Europe. Viviane Reding and Michael Spindelegger, Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs, discussed with citizens about the crisis and about their ideas where the EU should be in 2020 in terms of rights, policies and governance.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Shots from the city of Graz (2 shots)
||Arrival of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, in the Aula Alte of the University of Graz (2 shots)
||General atmosphere before the debate
||Viviane Reding shaking hands while going up to the stage
||SOUNDBITE by Viviane Reding (in GERMAN) saying that talking about quotas is not important; to remove all the qualified men and to replace them by not qualified women just because they are women is not the point; but what we have today is 85% of the positions taken by men, and are they so qualified, that's a different question; what is important is that the qualified women can get a chance.
||Cutaways of the debate (1 shot)
||Viviane Reding with Michael Spindelegger, Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs
||SOUNDBITE by Viviane Reding (in ENGLISH) saying that she is enthusiastic because not only were there very interesting questions, a very large variety of questions, more intellectual ones, more down to earth ones, but most of all, afterwards, people were standing in line in order to ask personal questions, get personal comments, to have a very personal contact; so it was a very nice meeting indeed.
||Cutaway of Viviane Reding talking with a citizen