99th Plenary session of the Committee of the Regions: highlights of the day
Première transmission: 01/02/2013
European Parliament, Brussels
Fin de production: 01/02/2013
The smart and timely deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and the full support of the Youth Guarantee Scheme are among the core political messages of this 99th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions.
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||SOUNDBITE Mr JOAQUIN ALMUNIA, Vice-president of the European Commission, responsible for competition, (ENGLISH) What is the rationale behind our modernization strategy? We think that the aftermath of the financial crisis gave us some food for thought. One of these elements that we need to think having learned from the crisis experience is that the public subsidies that promote investements in Europe in less devellopped areas can make a real difference.
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||SOUNDBITE Mr JOAQUIN ALMUNIA, Vice-president of the European Commission, responsible for competition, (ENGLISH) Under-developpement and permanent disadvantages are recognised on EU level. For the rest national debates must take place, difficult choices had to be made, but I think it's rational to let these difficult choices at the national level to tackle the remaining internal disparities such as the specific needs of islands, border regions or other area's.
||SOUNDBITE Mr JEAN-PAUL DENANOT, Member of the Limousin Regional Council, France (FRENCH) In the current context of social and economic crisis the aid for growth and job creation are now, more than ever, needed. Therefore we have to adopt a common position towards the European Commission to insist that they will not limit the possible public interventions of enterprises
||SOUNDBITE Ms MARIA LUISA COPPOLA, Councillor of the Veneto Region, Italy (ITALIAN) In my opinion the local and regional authorities are regarded as being as usual most closely involved in active policies dealing with the economy, employement, training and making things easyer for companies to have access to credit. This final issue is something that is extremely important if we want to get out of the current negative economic situation we are in.