Transport Business Summit: extracts from the closing remarks by Siim Kallas
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 27/11/2012 First transmission: 28/11/2012
On 27 November 2012, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, participated at the conference entitled "Transport Business Summit – Connect to compete" in Brussels.
Business leaders and major players in industry and the economy came together at this unique opportunity to openly discuss the challenges faced by transport in Europe today.
In an innovative setting, the event brought together transport service providers and users, policy makers, along with 300 other participants and the media.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the building where the meeting took place in Brussels (2 shots)
||Interior views of the building (3 shots)
||Arrival of Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport
||General views of the meeting (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): To build a truly sustainable economy, we need to do two things simultaneously. We need to free the creative force of our market economy, and strengthen economic discipline. That means budgetary discipline and responsible public spending, as well as people paying taxes honestly, implementing contracts and respecting agreements.
||Cutaways of the participants (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): We need to put an end to the protectionism. The situation in Europe’s port sector is not dissimilar, especially in the provision of services and port labour where practices sometimes amount to a 'closed shop'.
||General views of the meeting room (6 shots)
||Cutaway of a sign