Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the Eurogroup:
EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
EPRef89833 // European Parliament , Brussels, room JAN 6Q2 - 11.00-12.30
Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 10/01/2013 First transmission: 10/01/2013
Jean Claude Juncker answers MEPS from the main political groups on the future of the Eurozone, on a compensation system for those countries who have made proper adjusments, on the nomination of a woman from the Euroznoe countries to chair the the banking surveillance mechanism system.
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||Exteriror view of the European Parliament, Brussels
||SOUNDBITE (French) by Jean Claude GAUZES (EPP, FR),"We in France are hearing a new kind of stereo in fact, we hear mrs Merkel telling us that there are still some tough years ahead before properly out of the crisis meanwhiloe we hear President Hollande tell us that the crisis is over , the worst is passed , and everything will be fine by the end of 2013...I'd like to hear your non conformist view"
||SOUNDBITE (French) by Jean Claude JUNCKER, President of the Eurogroup, "I believe that these are still hard times and we should not give piblic opinion nor national parliaments the view that the worst is over, what we still have to do is still difficult."
||SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Elisa FERREIRA (S&D, PT),"There are countries that did their consolidations scrupulously following the rules, expecting that economy to soften and expecting to get to the end of the exercise and then they found that had three or four times the loss of economy dynamism and employment and various social problems, do you agree that we have to have a new look at these recipes at the speed of consolidation
||SOUNDBITE (French) by Jean Claude JUNCKER, President of the Eurogroup, "I would have preferred us to come up with a system that would compensate them for the efforts that we had asked them to make, there is no reward at the moment and on various occasions I suggested that for Portugal we ought to readjust the adjustment mechanism and in particularly the budgetary and financial conditions prevailing."
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Jean Claude JUNCKER, President of the Eurogroup, "We have to differentiate between the two groups. We have to adopt a new differentiated approach. I am not in favour of a new wall being erected in Europe over period of decades. so we need to realise that the Euro is a substantive part of the EU and we are talking of an almost completion of Europe and we have been talking about community method and we've been trying to move away from the intergovernmental method because here we would see institutional chaos and we would see a chaotic approach in the overall mindset that would lead to confusion."
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Jean Claude JUNCKER, President of the Eurogroup, "I am totally in favour of having a female representative not of a member state but of the Eurozone tas far as the surveillance mechanism is concerned, and it will be done, and she will be French
||SOUNDBITE (French) by Jean Claude JUNCKER, President of the Eurogroup, " If you simply get stucked with your own carreer . If you start thinking that speaking bad of Europe will go down politically well back home, you loosing the pointof Europe and in our countries we ought to be defending Europe and in Europe we ought to be defending our countries and these things can go hand in hand. Pascal said he liked things that went together and if you don't in Europe , that is Europe and the Nations we loose the North of Europe and its South as well (applause from the MEPs)."