Official visit by Martin SCHULZ, EP President to Slovenia

Type: News   Reference: 96039   Duration: 00:04:30  Lieu: Lubjana
End production: 14/03/2014   First transmission: 14/03/2014
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will pay an official visit to the Republic of Slovenia from Thursday 13 March until Friday 14 March. On Thursday 13 March at 17.40, President Schulz will meet Janko Verber, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. The meeting will be followed by an official dinner. On Friday 14 March, President Schulz will meet at 9.10 with Alenka Bratušek, Prime Minister of Slovenia. Following the meeting, at 10.00, President Schulz will deliver a formal address to the Deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. President Schulz will conclude this address with a brief press point. He will then meet with Members of the opposition. At 11.40, President Schulz will meet with Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia. His official visit will be concluded by a meeting with students and discussion on European issues, at 14.00 in the European Parliament’s Information Office in Ljubljana. Ahead of the visit, EP President Martin Schulz stated: "Almost ten years after Slovenia joined the European Union, it's an honour for me to be here to reflect on the benefits of Slovenia's membership of the European Union, on the path we have walked together and that which still lies ahead. Slovenia is on the road of recovery and I want to express my solidarity with the Slovenian people on this important anniversary."

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00:00:00 Motorcade arriving at the entrance of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. 00:00:12
00:00:12 H.E. the President of the European Parliament Mr Martin Schulz delegation entering the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. 00:00:07
00:00:19 The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Façade and delegation vehicles. 00:00:10
00:00:29 Close up of European flag detail on vehicle. Focus changes to statue in the background. 00:00:06
00:00:35 H.E. the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Mr Janko Veber, H.E. the President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr Borut Pahor and H.E., the President of the European Parliament Mr Martin Schulz are entering the Large Hall of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. Greeted by applause. 00:00:29
00:01:04 Wide shot of the Large Hall. General view. 00:00:13
00:01:17 Cutaway 00:00:01
00:01:18 SOUNDBITE (Slovenian) by Lana Voinov, Student of Faculty of Law: The new legislation of the European Union, which includes the guarantee programme for the youth, represents measures that need to be taken to improve the employment rate of young people. My question is how the European Union supports the younger countries in implementing this programme in society, since we believe that there are many young people with high education in Slovenia, while there are a lot less jobs that correspond to our education and our field of work. Thank you. 00:00:30
00:01:48 Cutaway 00:00:01
00:01:49 SOUNDBITE (Slovenian) by H.E., the President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr Borut Pahor: As I like to emphasise in my lectures or when expressing my political views, the 21st century has brought a new, perhaps even the main activator of conflicts going beyond the common boundaries. I am talking about the social inequalities and the exploitation of political and economic power to make oneself richer in comparison to the big minority, which, however, is aware of this inequality and injustice due to availability of information through the Internet. This injustice, which is a consequence of inequality, this feeling not only increases people’s distrust in political institutions, but it also forces them to go on the streets and in this way try to achieve the wanted changes. 00:01:10
00:02:59 Cutaway 00:00:01
00:03:00 SOUNDBITE (Slovenian) by H.E., the President of the National Assembly of the republic of Slovenia Mr Janko Veber: I think that the President will agree with me when I say that even Germany as one of the most successful European countries helped the companies with guarantee schemes so that they could get favourable loans from the banks and develop. I think that in this particular time Slovenia should do exactly the same. We have saved the banks and now it’s time to save the attitude towards companies, towards the economy and perhaps it would be good to think about one thing in the process, i.e. that you can get a much favourable loan if you include young people in the process. 00:00:39
00:03:39 Cutaway 00:00:01
00:03:40 SOUNDBITE (German) by H.E., the President of the European Parliament Mr Martin Schulz: Politics is not self-sufficient. It is only a means towards creating purpose. Us three as the working generation of politicians have the duty to make use of politics in such a way to protect the life opportunities of the next generations. And in the European union, a whole generation of young people is paying with their life opportunities for the crisis caused by others. This is why the project for the young is not just any project, but THE project. 00:00:38
00:04:18 Wide shot of students in the Large Hall 00:00:05
00:04:23 Wide shot of the Large Hall. General view. 00:00:07
00:04:30 END 00:00:00
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