Debate on the future of the European Union: - extracts with the participation of Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria

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Debate on the future of the European Union: - extracts with the participation of Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria Background: The debate on the future of the European Union was opened by a speech by Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria. Primarily focus was given to plans versus the high unemployment across the European countries and the EU budget, but also necessity to stay in solidatrity together. The issues of the debate included also financial market regulation, saving the Euro zone, setting up a "redemption fund", social measures to accompany structural reform and reducing youth unemployment. He also expressed his thoughts on EU-2014-2020 budget negotiations. Mr Faymann (SPÖ) has headed a coalition government of Social Democrats and

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00:00:00 TITLE : Debate on the future of the European Union: - extracts with the participation of Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria 00:00:05
00:00:05 EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: "I refer to solidarity and solidarity that characterises the European Union as the model, it is a model which does not exist in the same way on other continents and it is a model based on freedom and democracy, but also it is based on a kind social model we have and this solidarity is something that should not stop at National borders, it is a something that has to be spread about the whole of the European Union. Things can either go good for all of us together or bad for all of us together." 00:00:37
00:00:47 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: "And you can't have a Europe where young people are loosing hope and expectations, because they are then not useful after school, when they 16 years old perhaps and don't even have any kind of training. They don't have an opportunity to proof themselves in society and to be able to make a living for themselves. And this is way, this should be a shared, a common task that should not stop at the borders and it is only if we can have this kind of social cohesion, social togetherness that we can continue with our peaceful development." 00:00:23
00:01:10 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: - (weaker do suffer due to the crisis) - "The wrong people are affected who don't have a lot of money and are paying the bill for this. And I really feel that we have to draw the right kind of conclusions that are there due to the economic crisis. Obviously we have to look at austerity that is one conclusion, we have to increase competitiveness, but I think we also have to increase investment and act on the basis of solidarity." 00:00:43
00:01:53 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: "Fighting tax fraud and fighting against corruption and fighting against all of those people who are trying not to pay taxes in their countries, and trying to introduce improvements in the way in which the tax authorities work, not only on paper when it comes to paying taxes, but following this up. And then the whole principle of the rule of law and creating an reliable and secure situation for investors. All of these elements I think form part of the right response; there are the right replies, because if you cut absolutely everything than of course that undermines the opportunities of a country." 00:00:40
00:02:33 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: (interest rates charges for state bonds) "Those countries with high interest rates are unable to cut those interests costs, they have difficulties for creating investments, and therefore I believe that our financial new created tool, such as the ESM (European Stability Mechanism) is only a beginning for a common European debt management." 00:00:20
00:02:53 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: (on public services) "There is this concept of public services, in certain aspects of life we are talking about energy, infrastructure and drinking water. And I think it should be possible that we try and make sure that these kind of things remain in the public hand, the hands of the State and that we don't sacrifice them to some erroneous idea and concept of liberalisation, because you can sell them very quickly but trying to get things back for the public and the community is always very difficult." (Applause) 00:00:40
00:03:33 SOUNDBITE (German): Werner FAYMANN, Chancellor of Austria: "If we were to stop talking about rebate when we are looking at the Financial framework and that we would take that rebate and invest it in the vocational training for young people, we would be able to provide at least 1 Million for 16 and 17 years old the opportunity of getting off the street and into training. And I think this must be key question for Europe." 00:00:03
00:03:36 Applause (2 shots) 00:00:26
00:04:02 END 00:00:00
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