98th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR): highlights of the day 29/11/2012

Type: Report   Reference: I-075478   Duration: 10:02:28  Lieu:
End production: 29/11/2012   First transmission: 29/11/2012
On 29 November 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated in the 98th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) with Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the CoR. José Manuel Barroso presented the EC's Work Programme and priorities for the year 2013 on this occasion. The CoR also organised an annual doctoral thesis competition on local and regional authorities in the EU.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior views of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels (4 shots) 00:00:13
10:00:18 General views of the plenary session (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:00:35 Soundbite by Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, incoming President of the Committee of the Regions (in SPANISH) saying that the Committee has stressed to the council that the regions and cities have to be provided with the means that allow them to stimulate the economy and to create more jobs; Saying that they will have to do more with less; They will have to manage better the means; It also means they will have a new perspective in which their regions can address any sorts of funding: public, private, national and international and also that they can open up more to other markets. 00:00:35
10:01:11 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:01:16 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (in FRENCH) saying that they share the same ambition that the Committee properly stressed: an ambitious working program to allow sustainable growth, creation of jobs and an improved quality of live and also restoring citizens' trust in the process of building Europe; Sustainable growth for Europe begins in the cities and in the regions. 00:00:27
10:01:43 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:01:49 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that they have to underline that the cohesion policy is not only a policy for the most vulnerable, it is not just a gesture of solidarity. It is a policy for the whole European Union, for its territorial cohesion, economical and social cohesion. 00:00:17
10:02:07 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:02:11 A participant taking notes 00:00:03
10:02:15 Soundbite by Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) (in FRENCH) saying that they are convinced that, in order to restore from the crisis they need budgetary restrictions but they need even more investments and job creation. 00:00:13
10:02:28 General views of the plenary session (5 shots) 00:00:24
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