Nobel Peace Prize 2012

Type: News   Reference: 89781   Duration: 00:04:22  Lieu: Oslo, Norway
End production: 09/12/2012   First transmission: 09/12/2012
statement by Martin SCHULZ, EP President

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President : “I hope that it is an appeal which will be heard, may be more by the acting political responsible then by the citizens. And I hope that this appeal will change some of the mistakes that we are making for the time being. We shouldn't be prudent and allow that one country is played against another or within the Nations that one group is played against the other.” 00:00:23
00:00:33 SOUNDBITE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President : “The 21st century, we are leaving in a worldwide competition of regions and those who want defend our democracies based on values must be prudent if on the long run the authoritarian regimes and dictatorships are economically more successful then we are because they don't respect ecological values, because they don't respect citizens rights and they don't respect social rights, than our democracy will be at risk and therefore for the young generation; they want to live as we live today, so they must stick to the idea that this shared power, this combined power of 100 Million people coming from 27 Nations together in the European Union, this is a real force to influence the development of the world, for a better life in other parts of the world and to defend our values and that is what we must tell to the next generation.” 00:01:01
00:01:34 SOUNDBITE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President : “I think in the Mediterranean is an enormous chance. The Northern part of Africa and the Southern part of Europe could create a common economic area to the benefits of both of the sides of the Mediterranean's. In my eyes the Transatlantic relations between the United States and the European Union should be improved. The Americans should be convinced that they should not look more to the Pacific then to the Transatlantic one. Transatlantic relations that is not only America, that is also Mexico, this is also Brazil, Latin America and therefore I think that the European Union has a lot of chances, but only if we stick together and if we do not allow that we are divided in 27 pieces.” 00:00:44
00:02:18 SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President : “You can't achieve something in a society when the people do not stand behind the project. And this generations, when we look at the Community of Coal and Steel which had led the path towards the European Union, it was only possible because the citizens where sharing this engagement, because they were convinced by the idea behind it, therefore this is a Prize for those who made the European Union possible, this generation right after the Second World War.” 00:00:23
00:02:41 SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President : “The founder and the founding fathers have left us an heritage that is too precious to put it at stake. And therefore I see this Prize as an admonition to this group of Nations and people who find themselves united in common institutions to tackle their challenges, that this is without doubt the most efficient way to guarantee peace, social stability.” 00:00:26
00:03:07 SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President : “If we are the most rich region of the world and we say to our young generation, the best educated we ever had, we have no place for you, how can we believe that they would stick to Europe. When I speak to those young people, they do feel European but they don't find themselves in a Europe that has spend hundreds of Billions to save their banks, but has no Euro for them. Therefore is it a very important step forward, if we want to survive economically we have to stick together. When there are the values, more over all the respect for each person and his capacities, respect for our environment, respect for our natural ressources we are living in, if you want to protect this than you have to pay attention that dictators and authoritarian regimes on the long run are not getting more successfully than us, because they are not respecting environmental standards, because they do not respect Human Rights and because they are cheaper to all of that, but if the missing respect becomes a competitive advantage, than we have democracies under pressure, therefore stay at the side of Europe but the Europeans must also deliver an offer that they find a place in this continent, that is the big challenge of Europe of the next years. “ 00:01:15
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