European Council: all arrivals and doorsteps of members of the European Council at the Justus Lipsius building

Type: News   Reference: 91080   Duration: 10:37:00  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council / Justus Lipsius
End production: 14/12/2012   First transmission: 14/12/2012
When EU leaders meet for the summit on 13-14 December in Brussels, economic and financial issues and foreign policy will be on the agenda. "The main purpose of this meeting will be for us to discuss a specific and timebound roadmap for the completion of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)", said President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy in his invitation letter to the EU's Heads of State and Government. "It is indeed crucial that, in order to boost confidence in the long term viability of the EMU, we set out the milestones that will ensure we close the gaps in the EMU architecture which were revealed by the crisis." Under foreign policy, the European Council is due to focus on the Common Security and Defence Policy and EU enlargement.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Arrival of David Cameron, UK Prime Minister 10:00:00
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council 00:00:08
10:00:13 Arrival of Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian Prime Minister 00:00:12
10:00:25 Arrival of Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor 00:00:20
10:00:45 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:15
10:01:00 Arrival of François Hollande, French President SOUNDBITE (French) saying that they have taken a lot of decisions on banking supervision, on Greece, on EMU, so we've worked a lot during 2012 and this allow us to be confident for 2013. 00:01:00
10:02:00 Arrival of Dalia Grybauskaite and SOUNDBITE (English) saying that they will manage to resolve the problems. Let's have confidence. Everything will be ok in 2013. 00:00:25
10:02:25 Arrival of Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative and EC Vice President 00:00:26
10:02:51 Arrival of Demetris Christofias, Cypriot President 00:00:08
10:02:59 Arrival of Jyrki Katainen, Finnish Prime Minister and SOUNDBITE (English): Yesterday we managed to agree on many things, for instance how to develop the banking union and this is the biggest achievement of this Summit. Yesterday we had also time to consider how we could the integration process should go on. We did not have a rush to go too far too fast, we need time to reflect with each other and this is why this summit was excellent. 00:00:49
10:03:48 Arrival of Petr Necas, Czech Prime Minister 00:00:13
10:04:01 Arrival of Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister 00:00:17
10:04:18 Arrival of Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister 00:00:15
10:04:33 Arrival of Werner Faymann, Austrian Federal Chancellor - SOUNDBITE (German): am happy that we managed to make decisions on Greece and the banking supervision and have proven wrong all those who had foreseen the tearing apart of the eurozone.However, with these unemployment levels and the negative prognostics for growth one cannot really be at ease 00:00:39
10:05:12 Arrival of Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister of Croatia 00:00:18
10:05:30 Arrival of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister 00:00:16
10:05:46 Arrival of Janez Jansa, Slovenian Prime Minister - SOUNDBITE (Slovenian) 00:00:54
10:06:40 Arrival of Boyko Borissov , Bulgarian Prime Minister and SOUNDBITE (in Bulgarian) 00:00:57
10:07:37 Arrival of Andrus Ansip, Estonian Prime Minister 00:00:25
10:08:02 Arrival of Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister 00:00:10
10:08:12 Arrival of Antonis Samaras, Greek Prime Minister 00:00:15
10:08:27 Arrival of Traian Basescu, Romanian President 00:00:15
10:08:42 Arrival of Elio Di Rupo, Belgian Prime Minister - SOUNDBITE (in French): Contracts are proposed to everyone, but they are only one instrument. Euro states need a more coordinated policy and if possible fully harmonized fiscal policy. We need unanimity for that, it is not possible at the moment, but we still need to advance several instruments. We have had great success with banks. There is another possibility for member states to discuss with the European institutions on a contract for competitiveness and growth. 00:01:20
10:10:02 Arrival of Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister 00:00:06
10:10:08 Arrival of Mario Monti, Italian Prime Minister 00:00:15
10:10:23 Arrival of Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg Prime Minister and President of the Eurogroup 00:26:37
10:37:00 END 00:00:00
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