Extracts from the signature of the instrument of ratification of the Lisbon Treaty Amendment (Art. 136 on ESM) by Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, and extracts from the statements by Miloš Zeman and José Manuel Barroso

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-077257   Duration: 10:02:06  Lieu:
End production: 03/04/2013   First transmission: 03/04/2013
During his visit to Prague, on 4 April 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, witnessed the signature by Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, of the amendment which clarifies the legal base of the European Stability Mechanism treaty. José Manuel Barroso and Miloš Zeman then held a joint press briefing.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, signing the amendment 00:00:22
10:00:27 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, (in ENGLISH) saying that the on-going reform of the European Union economy and the situation in the Czech Republic were two issues he discussed with President Zeman; and indeed both issues are linked: the Czech President's signature of the amendment which clarifies the legal base of the European Stability Mechanism treaty is an example of this co-operation and solidarity we do need in Europe. 00:00:27
10:00:55 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:04
10:00:59 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that he shared with President Zeman his deep conviction that the European Union is now better equipped to take charge of its future; no one can say that institutional integration has not moved forward these past few years. 00:00:16
10:01:16 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:04
10:01:20 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that he would like to use this opportunity to thank the Czech authorities for the very strong support they have given to this very important agency which is the Galileo Satellite Navigation Agency; it is important to underscore its strategic role; in times of economic hardship, this project shows that the European Union has a strategy for the future, that they are looking at technology, industry, space and also at very concrete projects that can have practical economic outcomes and benefit the lives of the European citizens; Gallileo and EGNOS will make the European Union independent in a key technology and create downstream market opportunities. 00:00:46
10:02:06 José Manuel Barroso and Miloš Zeman shaking hands and leaving the press point 00:00:10
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