Conference of Presidents open to all Members - Outcome of the European Council (24-25 October): - extracts from the statements by Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council and Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration EPRef94706 // European Parliament , Brussels, room JAN 2Q2 - 14.30-16.30 //

Type: News   Reference: 94706   Duration: 00:02:39  Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 05/11/2013   First transmission: 05/11/2013
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Inter-Institutional Relations Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič presented the outcome of the October summit on Tuesday afternoon to the Political group leaders. The summit, on 24 and 25 October, focused on immigration, data protection, economic coordination and the digital economy.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Cutaways 00:00:23
00:00:33 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council, "Leaders want to ensure the Youth Employment Initiative , an important element of our multiannual financial framework, fully operational by January." 00:00:12
00:00:45 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council," We agreed to significantly increase support from the European structural and investment Funds to financial instruments for SMEs. At least doubling it in the countries where lending through loan guarantees to SMEs is most needed." 00:00:17
00:01:02 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council, "Finalizing and adopting during this legislative period vital elements for our banking union. Not least the Single resolution Mechanism." 00:00:10
00:01:12 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council, "If we are serious about the Single Market, it has to go digital." 00:00:05
00:01:17 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council, "First , investing in the Digital economy notably in innovative infrastructures, second promoting a consumer and business friendly digital single market by 2015." 00:00:11
00:01:28 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council," and third improving digital skills." 00:00:04
00:01:32 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council," All of Europe has been shocked by the events of the Coast of Lampedusa..". 00:00:05
00:01:37 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council,"...Our action will be guided by three principles; three values. Prevention, protection, and solidarity.." 00:00:08
00:01:45 SOUNDBITE ( English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council, "We want to step up the fight against trafficking and smuggling of human beings." 00:00:05
00:01:50 SOUNDBITE ( English) Herman Van ROMPUY, President of the European Council," Our partnership such as one between Europe and the US must be based on respect and trust, including as regards the cooperation of secret services. A lack of trust could prejudice the necessary cooperation in the field of intelligence gathering, a field that, as we all know is such a vital element in the fight against terrorism." 00:00:25
00:02:15 SOUNDBITE (English) Maroš Šefčovič, EC vice president in charge in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations, "We also see as a historical opportunity to improve relations in our Eastern neighborhood , provided that Ukraine and other countries meet the conditions we have set. We are optimistic that association agreement including a deepened comprehensive free trade agreement with Ukraine can be adopted , an agreement with the Republic of Moldova and Georgia initialed." 00:00:21
00:02:36 cutaway 00:00:03
00:02:39 END 00:00:00
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