PA-UfM - First Summit of Presidents of Parliaments of UfM in Marseille: - Martin SCHULZ, EP President at the Forum Mediterranean Anna Lindh - extracts from the meetings with authorities - ambiance shots

Type: News   Reference: 92867   Duration: 00:05:38  Lieu: Marseille, France
End production: 04/04/2013   First transmission: 04/04/2013
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and President-in-Office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, welcomed the Speakers of the Parliaments of the member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean in Marseille on 6 and 7 April. The summit, convened at the initiative of President Schulz, is the first high-level meeting since the summit of the Heads of State and Government of the UfM held in Paris in 2008. Ahead of the event, President Schulz said: "This summit will be an opportunity to show that Parliaments are ready to fill the political leadership gap from which the UfM has suffered from in recent years. We, the Speakers/Presidents of the Parliaments, want to give an impetus to the implementation of UfM projects at a time of major regional political and economic upheaval. We also need to re-forge the link between people on both sides of the Mediterranean and respond to their common expectations. If the challenge of democratic transition which is under way in some Mediterranean countries is successfully to be met, we will need strong and effective parliaments which listen to their citizens." The summit will continue the work of the civil forum organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation at the Pharo’s Palace in Marseille from 4 to 7 April, bringing together around a thousand representatives of civil society, young people, artists, locally-elected officials and economic players from both shores of the Mediterranean.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shots in Marseille, Vieux Port. 00:00:08
00:00:13 Billboard "Marseille, European capital of culture ", exterior shots at the FRAC (Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain) in Marseille. 00:00:12
00:00:25 EP President Martin SCHULZ arrival to the FRAC. Welcomed by Michel VAUZELLE, President of the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. 00:00:03
00:00:28 Visit of the FRAC together with Marylise LEBRANCHU, French Minister of State Reform, Decentralization and Public Service. Atmosphere shots. 00:00:30
00:00:58 Meeting with local press. SOUNDBITE (French) by Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "Most of the distrust from citizens in the institutions, whether they are European or National, comes as a result of the lack of transparency in the decision making process". 00:00:17
00:01:15 Cutaways (3 shots). 00:00:08
00:01:23 Exterior shots at the Conseil Regional PACA. 00:00:07
00:01:30 Arrival of President SCHULZ and Minister LEBRANCHU, welcomed by President VAUZELLE. 00:00:10
00:01:40 President of the Regional Council Michel VAUZELLE explains the emblem of the city of Marseille. 00:00:16
00:01:56 Family picture. 00:00:07
00:02:03 Exterior shots at the headquarters of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille. 00:00:08
00:02:11 President SCHULZ is welcomed by Jean Claude Terrier, CEO of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille. He explains some fact about the harbour, atmosphere shots. 00:00:27
00:02:38 EP President Martin SCHULZ and other MEPs together with Minister LEBRANCHU get on the boat for a visit of the East basins of Marseille's Port. 00:00:34
00:03:12 Forum Mediterranean Anna Lindh, board: "Citizens for the Mediterranean". President SCHULZ and President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, André AZOULAY meet and debate with young citizens of the Mediterranean. Atmosphere shots. 00:00:09
00:03:21 SOUNDBITE (French) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "I think it is a duty for every government to give the highest political priority to the fight against youth unemployment". 00:00:13
00:03:34 Family picture with some of the young participants at the Anna Lindh Foundation Forum. President SCHULZ receives a t-shirt. 00:00:07
00:03:41 Atmosphere shots at the Forum. 00:00:07
00:03:48 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "The Union for the Mediterranean is a wonderful idea of cooperation on different levels: economic cooperation, scientific cooperation, agriculture cooperation, education, cooperation in infrastructural development... All these elements of cooperation that could lead immediately to the creations of jobs on both sides of the Mediterranean, which is of highest importance. But there is a lot of absence of activities by the national governments on both sides and by the European institutions. Therefore a re-launch coming from the Parliaments is one of the ideas: to make pressure on the executive bodies via the Parliaments". 00:00:42
00:04:30 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "We must know more about each other. Wherever I am in Europe there is an enormous deficit of knowledge about the Arab world. Wherever I am in the Arab world, people know at the end nothing about the Europeans. To bring us closer together is a contribution to solve the problem that we don't know sufficiently about each other". 00:00:24
00:04:54 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "I think it is an enourmous success that we achieved to bring 42 Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the National Parliaments together here". 00:00:10
00:05:04 Exterior shots at the Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, the place where the First Summit of Presidents of Parliaments of UfM takes place. Flags of participant countries. 00:00:06
00:05:10 Arrival of President SCHULZ and President VAUZELLE, they admire and applaude the Italian flag-wavers, drummers and trumpeters welcoming show. 00:00:16
00:05:26 Arrival of President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, André AZOULAY. 00:00:04
00:05:30 Arrival of André FLAHAUT, President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. 00:00:03
00:05:33 Arrival of Sadik YAKUT, Deputy Speaker of Turkish Parliament. 00:00:05
00:05:38 END 00:00:00
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