Special meeting of the European Council: all arrivals

Type: News   Reference: 90125   Duration: 00:08:47  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 23/11/2012   First transmission: 23/11/2012
On the second day of the special meeting of the European Council, the European leaders are still discussing to reach an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 on the basis of draft EC conclusions submitted by the President of the European Council.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council 00:00:13
00:00:18 SOUNDBITE (in English) Dalia Grybauskaité, Lithuanian President: I will be happy if we are able to finish and agree. (What do you think of the President Van Rompuy's proposal?) From my point of view it is a very good start for negotiations 00:00:22
00:00:40 Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian Prime Minister 00:00:04
00:00:44 SOUNDBITE (in German) Werner Faymann, Austrian Federal Chancellor, saying that: First of all, there is no agreement between the 27. But the big concern is that we have to find a solution for 7 years. And with the financial crisis, it is a priority when we try to boost growth. 00:00:42
00:01:26 Petr Necas, Czech Prime Minister 00:00:06
00:01:32 Mario Monti, Italian Prime Minister 00:00:07
00:01:39 François Hollande, President of France 00:00:19
00:01:58 SOUNDBITE (in English) David Cameron, British Prime Minister : I don't think there has been enough progress so far. I mean there really is a problem in terms of there hasn't been any progress in cutting back proposals for additional spending. It is not the time for moving money from one part of the budget to an other. We need unaffordable spending cut. That is what is happening at home, that what needs to happen here. 00:00:37
00:02:35 José Manuel Barroso, EC President 00:00:14
00:02:49 Andrus Ansip, Estonian Prime Minister 00:00:08
00:02:57 Mariano Rajoy Brey, Spanish Prime Minister 00:00:12
00:03:09 Frederik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister 00:00:09
00:03:18 Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister 00:00:07
00:03:25 SOUNDBITE (in Dutch) Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister saying that: We need to save money in the Netherlands and Europe has also to save money. 00:00:11
00:03:36 Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister 00:00:07
00:03:43 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister 00:00:14
00:03:57 SOUNDBITE (in English) Jyrki Katainen, Finnish President: It is very close to what he proposed a few days ago. So, there were no that big differences. He had reallocated some resources but the overall level was exactly the same as what was in his previous proposal. So, it is very difficult to say how far we can go today, everything is open. 00:00:51
00:04:48 SOUNDBITE (in German) Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, saying that: We have the possibility today to look into the proposal of President Van Rompuy. I think we still have to negotiate. But I think it is not dramatic if we don't find an agreement today. It could be a first step today; I think the positions are still apart. We will take the time if we nee s second round of negotiations. 00:00:12
00:05:00 Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister 00:00:39
00:05:39 Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Prime Minister 00:00:08
00:05:47 SOUNDBITE (in French) Jean-Claude Juncker saying that: The last proposals made by the President Van Rompuy go in the right direction. But I don't think that we will be able to find an agreement on this basis. But the progresses are not enough. 00:00:28
00:06:15 Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister 00:00:11
00:06:26 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian Prime Minister 00:00:13
00:06:39 SOUNDBITE (in French) Elio Di Rupo saying that: The proposal id not enough in the field of agriculture, EU funds for the Flemish part or Wallonia and in terms of customs tax. The proposal would cost a lot to Belgium. We will try to improve things. 00:00:26
00:07:05 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Prime Minister 00:00:15
00:07:20 Zoran Milanovic, Croatian Prime Minister 00:00:18
00:07:38 Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus 00:00:18
00:07:56 Janez Jansa, Slovenian Prime Minister 00:00:09
00:08:05 Traian Basescu, Romanian President 00:00:07
00:08:12 Antonio Samaras Greek Prime Minister 00:00:12
00:08:24 Lawrence Gonzi, Maltese Prime Minister 00:00:08
00:08:32 Robert Fico, Slovakian Prime Minister 00:00:15
00:08:47 End 00:00:00
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