101st plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR): 30/05/2013

Type: Report   Reference: I-078563   Duration: 10:02:55  Lieu:
End production: 30/05/2013   First transmission: 30/05/2013
Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, took part in the 101st plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on 30 May 2013 in Brussels.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior shot of the Committee of the Regions' building in Brussels (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:00:20 Arrivals of Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), and of Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the CoR (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:00:26 Soundbite by Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso (in SPANISH) saying that cohesion policy is one of the main instruments to boost growth and jobs; that way it contributes to overcoming the crisis; it is not only about reducing the important and persistent economic, social and territorial differences between the European regions; this policy is the expression of solidarity with less developed countries and regions, by investing the funds where they can have bigger effects. 00:00:33
10:01:00 Cutaways of the plenary session (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:01:07 Soundbite by Enrico Rossi, President of the Toscana Region, (in ITALIAN) saying that Europe has the duty to intervene; the regions are important in defining and executing new strategies and policy options; the central theme of this package is how to help youth towards the labour market, offering them this opportunity through apprenticeships and internships. 00:00:31
10:01:38 Cutaways of the plenary session (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:01:53 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, (in GERMAN) saying that there is evidence to suggest that with a strong regional involvement, ownership is more pronounced in the implementation phase; so this has to be the watchword. 00:00:17
10:02:10 Cutaways of the plenary session (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:02:23 Soundbite by Anton Rombouts, Mayor of ‘s Hertogenbosch, (in DUTCH) saying that linking culture, creativity and local identity is important; this goes without further explanation to the representatives of local and regional authorities; cultural diversity and identity is best realized on the local and regional level; as especially local and regional governments are able to link these abstract concepts to specific projects. 00:00:32
10:02:55 Cutaway of the plenary session 00:00:02
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