Official visit to Rome by Martin SCHULZ, EP President:
- extracts from Public discussion "Together, against poverty and marginalisation"
with the participation of Caritas
End production: 10/10/2013 First transmission: 10/10/2013
"Whether we look at the protection of refugees in the Mediterranean, the fight against poverty and social exclusion or improving the prospects of young people both within and outside the EU, these are subjects on which we share similar views and on which we can join forces." said Martin SCHULZ, EP President while speaking at Universita Georgiana after having an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis.
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||Exterior view of Roma
SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President:
Poverty is a world wide problem. We are the richest Continent in the world with a poor distribution of welfare. In Europe we have every day an increasing number of millionaires , and every day an increasing number of poor people.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: Above all one think is important: the perspective for your children . A perspective for a good education for your children, a good professional training for your children. Why? Because parents wish for them to have education, why? Because they want to give them all the chances to have a job, on the basis of their education.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: This country here, Italy, is member of the G8 countries. that means among the biggest 8 economies in the world. And unfortunately in this country, here the young people's unemployment reaches more than 50%. Fight against exclusion and poverty means to take in to account - and this is my second observation - that this happens in the same time when enormous speculations are taking place. Speculators are every day on the international financial markets.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: We are well advised to bring order in a complete out of control financial market. Fight against poverty means access to credits for SME. One of the biggest facts of European economies for the time being is that the SMS's, not the big industrial companies , but the SME's are those whom creates more jobs , to cover the needs we just spoke about.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: We are living in a time where the capitalism is driven by speculation. The first step to more ethics is to come to a common understanding that we can speculate about everything, but we must not , and we can limit to which extend it is useful to speculate , (for example) , on increasing food prices. I rise the question.
||Views in the aula of the University, people listening, departure ( 9 shots)