Programme of activities of the Irish Presidency: - MEPs debate

Type: News   Reference: 89844   Duration: 00:04:08  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 16/01/2013   First transmission: 16/01/2013
MEPs discussed the programme and priorities of the incoming Irish presidency with the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the week's key debate on Wednesday 15th during January Strasbourg plenary session at the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The four main lines of the Irish Presidency will be: a people-centred recovery, designed to last; Investment in job-friendly growth and in Europe’s resources; Europe and the world: a win-win engagement with our partners; and Ireland in Europe.

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00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Strasbourg 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (French) Joseph DAUL (EPP, FR) PPE "You can't have solidarity without responsibility, we need to show more solidarity to those have been responsible and settled the good example such as Ireland, who play the game respecting to the letter of the programme . When Ireland leaves the programme, in its correct deadlines and with new financial health we all win !" 00:00:22
00:00:32 SOUNDBITE (French) Joseph DAUL (EPP, FR) PPE Harmonising doesn't s meant making everything uniform. Economies are linked. We have the single market and this is an excellent tool to find solutions at European level for our 26 millions unemployed. For all of these reasons we have to strengthen our economic and monetary Union , and we need to have a credible European budget budget, which is up to the challenges of economic recovery". 00:00:28
00:01:00 SOUNDBITE (English ) Hannes SWOBODA (S&D , AT) "This is not how Europe can work, that some countries win and the other suffer!. There fore we have to do something against it. You mentioned the Two Pack, for more economic governance. We agree with it, but we also send a very clear message to the Council and the Commission, that we need something to lower the differences in the interest rate". 00:00:20
00:01:20 SOUNDBITE (English ) Hannes SWOBODA (S&D , AT) The capital requirement regulation yes, we need that, but is not acceptable for us that some of the member countries demand bonuses up to 3, 4, up to 600 % . This Parliament is ready to conclude the agreement but we can not accept bonuses like that! You spoke about the right of the citizens. Is that the interest of the citizens, to give to a small, small minority in the financial services such high bonuses? I don't think it is!" 00:00:31
00:01:51 SOUNDBITE (English) Guy VERHOFSTADT (ALDE , BE) "We have no Banking Union if we don't have a serious resolution found. We all agree on that . I don't think that there is a misunderstanding about. but what I see as a 1st draft reported by FT (Financial Times newspaper) worries me deeply. ... What I have seen in the FT is not a real European mechanism, it have to be an European mechanism, not the member states sill being responsible for their banking debt . It has to split banking debt from sovereigns". 00:00:42
00:02:33 SOUNDBITE ( French) Daniel COHN-BENDIT (Greens/ALE , FR) "I don't understand Ireland... The only possibility of getting out of this death lock of member states problems lies with own resources. Own resources basically, you know, can be the tax on financial transaction. If that will be an European one, according to the Commission it will bring in 55 billon every year! That's more than half of European budget! So with our own resources we can create the capacity to have a credible European budget, which is also capable, able to do something, and at the same time reducing partly the national contribution. This will be a Win-Win situation". 00:00:51
00:03:24 SOUNDBITE ( French) Daniel COHN-BENDIT (Greens/ALE , FR) "The proposal (concerning the CAP) is a sealing of 100.000 Euro (per year) . But what the farmers will win, let's face-it: 82% of European farmers don't have any more that 15.000 euro (per year) only the Queen of England has more! An that's why Mr Cameroon is against cutting. Why? That's because that will take money away from the Queen of England". 00:00:28
00:03:52 Cutaways (4 shots) 00:00:16
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