Conference of Presidents open to all Members - Outcome of the European Council (24-25 October): - MEPs debate

Type: News   Reference: 94707   Duration: 00:04:34  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 05/11/2013   First transmission: 05/11/2013
The political group leaders have hold a debate on Tuesday open to all MEPs on the outcome of the EU summit on 24-25 October. MEPs have discussed the progress on issues such as immigration and data protection with European Council president Herman Van Rompuy and Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič.

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00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium 00:00:05
00:00:10 General ambience during the meeting 00:00:05
00:00:15 SOUNDBITE (English) Corien WORTMANN-KOOL (EPP, NL): "We also have to remain ambitious when it comes to bringing our economies back in shape. We need jobs instead of debt for our citizens. We need structural reforms to enhance competitiveness and economic growth. No tax increases, but structural reforms, because only then our SMEs can flourish and provide jobs." 00:00:22
00:00:37 SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Enrique GUERRERO SALOM (S&D, ES): "We can not accept the decision of the European Council allowing to kick the data protection package to 2015. This is a fundamental right that must be address with urgency. We do not agree that the data protection issue has to be included in the free trade agreement and the investment agreement negotiations with the United States." 00:00:27
00:01:04 SOUNDBITE (English) Antonyia PARVANOVA (ALDE, BG): "This economic crisis is no longer inspired by the economic crisis in the United States. It is purely an economic crisis of Europe, of the European Union, of indecisiveness of our institutions. You are also responsible for keeping this going on. We expect you to be really more responsible to the solutions that people are expecting." 00:00:22
00:01:26 SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca HARMS (Greens/EFA, DE): "Is a question of civil liberties and the data protection. We know for a number of weeks now thanks to Edward Snowden that we have been listening in on. Not only that. The German chancellor has been listening in on ever since she refuse to follow the Americans on the Irak war. What is the behind of all of this? What is the response of this in Europe? There is no reaction. The data protection regulation is been put on their own finger. There are some vague decisions taken to send delegations to Washington. In Germany I have heard that our bigger spy, put it that way, from Germany, has gone to America to talk to the American top spy to see whether there is a need to bee any change in the agreements and the rules on both sides. I think that the European citizens quite justifiably feel that this summit has totally failed to address these issues." 00:01:15
00:02:41 SOUNDBITE (English) Geoffrey VAN ORDEN (ECR, UK): "Extending Commission competences is over. The demand is now the reverse. The EU must do much less and do it better". 00:00:10
00:02:51 SOUNDBITE (English) Gabriele ZIMMER (GUE/NGL, DE): "The MMF could have a huge impact on what the EU can actually do but nobody looks at that. Nobody looks at the potential that has been lost by our attitude on this and many respects. We are exactly where we are if not taking greater big steps. We are told that Merkel wants to impose her model on the EU but we can not see any way in which any of the proposals on the table are going to motivate the young people in the EU to go and participate in the elections". 00:00:30
00:03:21 SOUNDBITE (English) Nigel FARAGE ( EFD , UK): "What real people are talking about is the lack of jobs. The insanity of it, and in our case, is opening the doors next years to Romanian and Bulgarians. Maybe, Mr. Van Rompuy the answer is to ignore me please for a referendum, but just make sort of come out and just attacking me on the Euro-sceptics and maybe then we will make a real European election." 00:00:22
00:03:43 SOUNDBITE (English) Ewald STADLER ( NI, AT): "Which part of the banking union is going to provide the banking supervision to establish exactly what banks can and can not do. If they are going to supervise banks they need to have very clear rules to follow that. This is a key point that demonstrates that nothing has been solved. You have simply spent billions of the taxpayers money in buying yourself time." 00:00:29
00:04:12 Cutaways (5 shots) 00:00:22
00:04:34 End 00:00:00
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