Official visit by Martin SCHULZ, EP President to Lisbon, Portugal:
Lieu: Lisbonne, Portugal
End production: 11/01/2013 First transmission: 11/01/2013
- meeting with Vitor GASPAR, Finance Minister of Portugal
meeting with Maria da Assunção ANDRADE ESTEVES, Speaker of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic
- meeting with Aníbal CAVACO SILVA, President of the Portuguese Republic
On Friday, 11 January 2013, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will pay his first official visit to Portugal.
Programme of the visit, Lisbon:
9:50 Meeting with Vitor Gaspar, Minister of Finance
10:30 Meeting with Maria da Assunçao Andrade Esteves, Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal, followed by press conference
11:45 Meeting with Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal
14:30 Meeting with António Costa, Mayor of Lisbon
15:00 Meeting with Anibal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, followed by press point
16:15 Meeting with writer António Lobo Antunes
17:30 Visit of the CAIS Association supporting people in situation of homelessness and extreme poverty
18:30 Meeting with a group of young journalists, students and trainees in the frame of the "European Studies Seminar" organised by the European Parliament office in Lisbon
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior, one view of the Avendida Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal(1 shot)
||Interior, EP President Martin SCHULZ meets with Vitor GASPAR, Minister of Finance of the Portuguese Republic, (2 shots)
||Exterior views of the National Parliament, Lisbon, Portugal (3 shots)
||Interior, meeting with Maria da Assunção ANDRADE ESTEVES, Speaker of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, signature of the guest book by the EP President (1 shot), 1 cut away shot of the Members of the House, on the balkony waving towards the crowd demonstrating downside the stairs leading the Assembley, (3 shots)
||Exterior, EP President Martin SCHULZ and Speaker of the Assembley of the Portugese Republic, Maria da Assuncao ANDRADE ESTEVES walk towards a crowed of demonstrators, (a group protesting against the VAT taxe raise foreseen for amusement parks and fairs), in front of the Assembly, Lisbon, (2 shots)
||Family photo opportunity in front of the Assembley (2 shots)
||SOUNDIBTE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: (speaking in the crowd of demonstrators) : "I cannot promise you anything, but I have understood that we have to do everything that is possible so that your life becomes a bit better. I believe that Portugal is on a good path, but it is clear that for Portugal it counts what counts for all the other Member states, for the solution of the financial crisis those who are rich have to pay more than those who are poor."
||cut away shots of people listening, (2 shots), (one including the amusement fair decoration)
||Exterior, EP President Martin SCHULZ meets with Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal, (2 shots), 1 cut away shot of cameracrews
||Interior, EP President Martin SCHULZ meets with Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal, the Foreign Minister of Portugal, Mr Portas is present, tour de table shots (4 shots)
|| Opening of the commen Press Point, EP President Martin SCHULZ with Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal, (2 shots)
||SOUNDIBTE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: I do support Jean-Claude Juncker in his position that we need to look with a country specific approach as European Union, that concerns the specific modalities and the progress of each country and we need to help in this regard, that concerns Ireland and also Portugal."
||cut away shot at the Press Point with the Prime Minister, journalists listening, (1 shot)
||Exterior, Walk over through to the Assembley building for the next press point, (1 shot)
||Interior,Opening of the common Press Point in the Assembly with EP President Martin SCHULZ and the Speaker of the Assembley of the Portugese Republic, Maria da Assuncao ANDRADE ESTEVES, (1 shot)
||SOUNDIBTE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "Portugal is considered as a country on a good way, then the measure should be considered with an ambitious European budget, including for example money for investment for rural development, in the modernising of broadband facility, by investment in renewable energy, so to support Portugal on the investment level is in my eyes what the country deserves."
||SOUNDIBTE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "For the European Parliament it is absolutely clear that the EU budget is the biggest investement budget in Europe. 94 percent of the budget of the European Union are directly linked to investements and therefore we will fight for an ambitious budget."
||1 cut away shot
||SOUNDIBTE (English): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "To cut the European budget could be counterproductive so my message to the Member States is that to take in account that more or less every Euro invested from the European Union is attracting at least 5 Euros of private investment."