100th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR): 11/04/2013

Type: Report   Référence: I077490   Durée: 03:34  Lieu: Brussels - Committee of Regions
On the occasion of the 100th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on 11 April 2013, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the CoR, welcomed Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, for a debate on the most pressing issues in EU affairs.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior views of the building of the Committee of the Regions (3 shots) 00:00:20
00:00:25 Members of the Committee of the Regions at the plenary session (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:00:40 SOUNDBITE by Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, (in SPANISH) saying that they need an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework by the summer so as to be able to apply the new operative programmes as of 1 January 2014. 00:00:14
00:00:54 Cutaway 00:00:04
00:00:57 SOUNDBITE by Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso (in SPANISH) saying that he wishes to stress that the cohesion policy has shown that it is the best possible policy for investments in projects for research and energy efficiency, the fight against youth unemployment, etc.; these are all fields that are closely linked with the Europe 2020 Strategy; and that's linked with the CoR's plan for the future. 00:00:28
00:01:25 Cutaway 00:00:04
00:01:29 SOUNDBITE by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, (in GERMAN) saying that we live in one Europe; this unified Europe has different levels: national, transnational levels, regional and local levels; they must above all avoid a policy where one level is opposed to the other level; Europe functions only through the complementarity of the national, regional and European cooperation. 00:00:36
00:02:05 Cutaway 00:00:03
00:02:08 SOUNDBITE by Martin Schulz (in GERMAN) saying that the 2013 budget is currently in deficit of 11 to 16 billion euro; they must tackle this deficit because if they fail to do that, at the end of 2013, the Commission will have to put forward proposals to the national governments to tell them where they should cut in their expenses. 00:00:35
00:02:44 Cutaway 00:00:03
00:02:47 SOUNDBITE by Claude Gewerc, President of the Regional Council of Picardie and Member of the Committee of the Regions, (in FRENCH) saying that the new communication of the European Commission illustrates how everybody is increasingly aware of the pressures on industrialization coming from the recession; the industrial production in the EU has fallen by over 10% in comparison to pre-recession levels; and industry has lost some 3 million jobs. 00:00:23
00:03:10 Cutaway 00:00:03
00:03:13 SOUNDBITE by Claude Gewerc (in FRENCH) saying that no industry is condemned; but there are some technologies, forms of organization and sometimes rules that are inadequate on our continent; smart specialization must permeate our entire industrial system and, hence, all EU territories. 00:00:21
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