Participation of José Manuel Barroso in a diplomatic seminar of the Champalimaud Foundation
End production: 03/01/2013 First transmission: 03/01/2013
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, delivered a speech at the inaugural session of the Diplomatic Seminar under the theme "Designing Portugal", held on 3 January 2013 at the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon.
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||Exterior views of the Champalimaud Foundation (3 shots)
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (2 shots)
||Views from the auditorium (4 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that myth number five is that Europe showed no solidarity with countries in crisis, or another variation, that we need a new Marshall Plan; it is false; if we take the example of Greece, and even excluding the new plan recently approved for the country, the European international assistance, including loans, debt forgiveness from private funds from the EU budget makes a total of 380 000 million euro; this is equivalent to 177 percent of Greek GDP, about 34 000 euro per Greek citizen, compared with these 177 percent in aid, the Marshall Plan was about two point one percent of the GDP of countries supported;
Saying that myth number six is that the European Union is imposing austerity to Member States and citizens; it is false; with or without the euro; with or without the EU; such policies would necessarily be pursued. (3 shots)
||Views of the audience (3 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso visiting the laboratories of the Champalimaud Foundation (8 shots)