Liberal leaders to meet ahead of the European Council (14-15 March):

Type: News   Reference: 92166   Duration: 00:02:35  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Concert Noble
End production: 14/03/2013   First transmission: 14/03/2013
- arrivals and roundtable

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the Concert Noble, Brussels, Belgium (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:00:10 Liberal leaders to meet ahead of the European Council (14-15 March), Arrivals, (6 shots) 00:00:44
00:00:54 Interior, Tour de table, (7 shots) 00:00:06
00:01:00 SOUNDBITE (English): Sir Graham WATSON, President of the Alliance of European Liberals: I think they are all there, but this time around it has to be for real. They have been talking on this for many years, unless they really act now We risk the whole Southern Europe going up in flames. 00:00:26
00:01:26 SOUNDBITE (English): Sir Graham WATSON, President of the Alliance of European Liberals: It is absolutely true that it is the Member states that have not completed the Single market , it is the Member states that are holding up the free trade agreements that will help to get jobs and growth back and It is the Member states that are failing to exercise fiscal responsibility to bring down their cost of borrowing. It has to be an agreement between 27 and it has to be a real commitment. 00:00:29
00:01:55 SOUNDBITE (English): Sir Graham WATSON, President of the Alliance of European Liberals: (talking about the MFF) I think it is likely that we will reach an agreement in May or June, the Council need to show some flexibility, as well as the Parliament, but we are all committed in getting an agreement that can take Europe forward. 00:00:14
00:02:09 SOUNDBITE (English): Olli REHN, European Commissioner: There is no real contradiction between sustainable growth and the sustainability from the finances. It is in fact it is one pre-condition of sustainable growth and that Member states can ensure public sustainable finances. We have to keep both objectives in mind and that is what the European Council of today will do. 00:00:26
00:02:35 END 00:00:00
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