On 31 January 2013, the 99th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) took place in Brussels.
The smart and timely deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and the full support of the Youth Guarantee Scheme were among the core political messages of this 99th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels (3 shots)
||General atmosphere prior the plenary session (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Jelena Drenjanin, Member of the City Council of Huddinge (in SWEDISH) saying that the trade in human beings comes about partly because there are many people who live in difficult circumstances and therefore are susceptible for phoney suggestions and promises for a better live somewhere else. But not forget that like other forms of crime they are also driven by demand. Demand for cheap labour and products, demand for sexual services.
||General views of the plenary session (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Markku Markkula, Member of the City Council of Espoo (in FINNISH) saying that the opinion on improving the Single Market has been a very interesting task to go through because they can all be convinced that the Single Market and the functioning is in a crucial position for all the Member States and not just for businesses but most of all, it is important for citizens who use the services produced here.
||General views of the plenary session (7 shots)