Visit of Tonio Borg to Greece: 14/02/2013

Type: Report   Reference: I-076149   Duration: 10:01:47  Lieu:
End production: 14/02/2013   First transmission: 14/02/2013
On 14 February 2013, Tonio Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Consumer Policy, paid a visit to Andreas T. Lykourentzos, Greek Minister for Health, in Athens, Greece.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior views of the Ministry for Health in Athens (5 shots) 00:00:27
10:00:32 Arrival of Tonio Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Consumer Policy, and welcomed by Andreas T. Lykourentzos, Greek Minister for Health (4 shots) 00:00:34
10:01:06 Tonio Borg and Andreas T. Lykourentzos talking together 00:00:04
10:01:11 Handshake between Tonio Borg and Andreas T. Lykourentzos (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:01:19 Tonio Borg receiving a gift 00:00:10
10:01:29 Tonio Borg and Andreas T. Lykourentzos talking together 00:00:05
10:01:34 Round table with Tonio Borg and Andreas T. Lykourentzos (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:01:45 Tonio Borg and Andreas T. Lykourentzos 00:00:02
10:01:47 Soundbite by Tonio Borg (in ENGLISH) saying that he came in Greece to see work which still has to be done but also to see the progress; saying that he has seen some progress in the field of aid prescription system; saying that they also talked about the issue; saying that the 19th of December he launched the proposal (which has to be approved by the Council of Minister but also by the EP) on making tobacco less attractive to young people; the aim is to reduce the number of smokers by 2% in the next five years; this would means saving costs by governments and by individuals but mostly it will be a health issue; 700 thousand people each year die prematurely in the European Union; saying that he is impressed by what he has heard and what he has seen here in Greece and he thinks that the Greek government is on the right tracks; saying that he is happy to make his first official visit, as a Commissioner, in Greece because he is also a Mediterranean. 00:04:51
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