G8 Summit, Northern Ireland, 17-18/06/2013

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End production: 19/06/2013
The 39th G8 Summit was held on 17 and 18 June 2013 at the Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, under British Presidency. The European Union was represented by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council. The G8 Heads of State or Government were: David Cameron, British Prime Minister, Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, François Hollande, President of the French Republic, Enrico Letta, Italian Prime Minister, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. They had a good discussion of the global economy. All leaders agreed that the urgent priority is to promote growth and jobs, particularly for the young and long-term unemployed. While recognising that the economic situation had improved since the last G8 Summit in May 2012, they all agreed on the need to continue supporting the global recovery by supporting demand, ensuring healthy public finances and implementing structural reforms. The G8 discussion of foreign policy focused in-depth on the appalling crisis in Syria. The EU leaders stressed the need to press for a political solution via convening a Geneva II conference as soon as possible and simultaneously address the gravely escalating humanitarian crisis that also threatens regional stability as a matter of urgency. All G8 leaders seized and reinforced the momentum in the global fight against tax evasion and tax fraud. The G8 made a strong call for increased transparency. Furthermore, in the margins of the Summit, José Manuel Barroso and Herman van Rompuy, together with Barack Obama, launched the historic negotiations for an unprecedented Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. Still in the margins of the Summit, José Manuel Barroso and Herman van Rompuy had the opportunity to hold a trilateral meeting with Shinzō Abe to discuss the relations between the EU and Japan.

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10:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:20
10:00:20 1. GENERAL ATMOSPHERE 00:05:09
10:00:20 Title 00:00:05
10:00:25 Aerial views of the Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (4 shots) 00:01:53
10:02:18 General views (2 shots) 00:00:04
10:02:22 Policemen ensuring safety during the G8 Summit (8 shots) 00:00:37
10:02:59 Lough Erne Resort entrance (3 shots) 00:00:14
10:03:14 General views of the Lough Erne Resort (5 shots) 00:00:27
10:03:41 Press (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:03:51 Exterior view of the Lough Erne Resort 00:00:09
10:04:01 Arrival of journalists at the Lough Erne Resort (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:04:09 Exterior view of the press centre 00:00:07
10:04:16 Press vans 00:00:04
10:04:21 Views of the Lough Erne Resort and journalists getting ready for the Summit (4 shots) 00:00:20
10:04:41 Journalists and cameramen (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:04:54 Journalist filming the building's plan 00:00:04
10:04:59 Views of the press centre (6 shots) 00:00:30
10:05:29 2. ARRIVALS AT THE AIRPORT 00:01:38
10:05:29 Title 00:00:05
10:05:34 Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, getting out of the plane 00:00:37
10:06:12 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, getting out of the plane and posing for a photographer 00:00:55
10:07:08 3. OFFICIAL WELCOME 00:06:44
10:07:08 Title 00:00:05
10:07:13 Arrival of José Manuel Barroso; welcome by David Cameron, British Prime Minister; handshake (9 shots) 00:00:53
10:08:06 David Cameron welcomes Herman van Rompuy; handshake (9 shots) 00:01:02
10:09:08 David Cameron welcomes Enrico Letta, Italian Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:27
10:09:36 David Cameron welcomes Shinzō Abe, Japanese Prime Minister (4 shots) 00:00:36
10:10:12 David Cameron welcomes Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:29
10:10:42 David Cameron welcomes Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor (4 shots) 00:00:37
10:11:20 David Cameron welcomes François Hollande, President of the French Republic (6 shots) 00:00:49
10:12:09 David Cameron welcomes Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (3 shots) 00:00:35
10:12:44 Overall view of the Lough Erne Resort 00:00:13
10:12:58 David Cameron welcomes Barack Obama, President of the United States (9 shots) 00:00:54
10:13:52 4. WORKING LUNCH 00:00:22
10:13:52 Title 00:00:05
10:13:57 Round table of the working lunch: François Hollande and Enrico Letta 00:00:03
10:14:01 Overall view (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:14:11 Herman van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:03
10:14:15 5. DOORSTEP BY JOSÉ MANUEL BARROSO 00:01:10
10:14:15 Title 00:00:05
10:14:20 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that this is his ninth G8 Summit and that he can compare the discussions at the G8 Summits with the discussions at the G20 Summits; these discussions are more informal, more intimate, deeper of course because of the more informal format of the meeting; in fact, the G8 debates were in many cases successful; saying that he remembers for instance precisely that at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, in the UK, the discussions were extremely fruitful in some important areas regarding climate change and development; generally speaking, the G20 is now considered as the prime international forum for economic cooperation; it is more representative; saying that he doesn't see a contradiction between discussing issues in this more intimate format and what they have to do and decide in the more structured G20 format; saying that he is also looking forward to the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg in September 2013 00:01:05
10:15:25 6. EXTRACTS FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE (first day) 00:04:57
10:15:25 Title 00:00:05
10:15:30 Arrival of Herman van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:05
10:15:35 SOUNDBITE by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that to the G8 partners, they will make clear that as far as Europe is concerned the situation has improved in terms of financial stability - and that they are focused on getting Europe out of the economic crisis; the euro is no longer under an existential threat; financial stability has been restored; deficits have been halved; competitiveness is improving and - as a result - exports are picking up. 00:00:30
10:16:05 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:03
10:16:09 SOUNDBITE by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) on Syria: saying that the EU is convinced that we are at a critical juncture; after tens of thousands of dead, millions of displaced and refugees, we are in front of a fractured and radicalized Syrian society, with a crisis affecting and even threatening the whole region; the recent Russian-US initiative to launch a political process of negotiations, based on the Geneva principles of June 2012, constitutes the best - and the only possible - chance we have to halt this conflict for which there is no military solution. 00:00:42
10:16:51 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:03
10:16:55 SOUNDBITE by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU and its Member States continue to be the major international actor in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria and in the region; we have now provided up to more than 700 million euro in assistance and a recent additional package of 400 million was announced by the Commission on 6 June; so the EU is the largest donor with more than 1 billion euro; without the prospective of peace, the number of refugees could increase to 3.5 million by the end of 2013. 00:00:36
10:17:31 Cutaway of the speakers 00:00:04
10:17:36 SOUNDBITE by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that he expects from this G8 a positive message for the global economy on growth, job creation and fighting unemployment; he expects a strong commitment to promote peace in Syria plunged into a dramatic civil war; he expects a clear message on the global determination to promote transparency and fight tax fraud and tax evasion; and finally, he expects significant progress when it comes to free trade with the TTIP between the EU and US as a trendsetter. 00:00:33
10:18:10 General view of the speakers 00:00:04
10:18:14 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU wants fairness by further opening trade between free and open economies; trade is a vital engine for growth, jobs and development; this summit should give an unambiguous signal that it’s worth every effort to deepen the trade relations and strengthen global openness in terms of trade; saying that he is delighted that the EU, based on a consensus of all Member States, has just agreed a broad mandate to start the negotiations with the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; together with President Obama, they will give the go-ahead for the start of negotiations between the United States and the EU. 00:00:45
10:18:59 Cutaway of cameramen 00:00:04
10:19:04 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that this summit is about fairness in the way taxes are paid by individuals and by companies; tax evasion and avoidance costs the EU Member States around 1 trillion euro every year; the global bill is much higher; saying that he expects this G8 Summit to give a powerful signal that we are ready to look for those who do not respect the rules of the game and hold them accountable; saying that the EU wants fairness through greater transparency on land governance, extractive industries, open data. 00:00:34
10:19:38 Cutaway of journalists 00:00:05
10:19:43 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU's bilateral trade agreements are not in contradiction with its multilateral ambitions and certainly do not replace its commitment to the World Trade Organization and the Doha Development Agenda; indeed, they are a stepping stone towards further liberalising global trade and strengthening the multilateral trading system; the EU is fully engaged with its partners to conclude a WTO trade deal in Bali in December with trade facilitation at its core, delivering a huge positive impact for developing and least developed countries. 00:00:34
10:20:17 General view of Herman van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:05
10:20:22 7. EU/US TRADE PRESS CONFERENCE 00:05:49
10:20:22 Title 00:00:05
10:20:27 SOUNDBITE by David Cameron (in ENGLISH) saying that he has always said that the whole point of this meeting in Lough Erne was to far up the G8 countries' economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world to do things that make a real difference to people's lives; and there is no more powerful way to achieve that than by boosting trade; and there is no better way than by launching these negotiations on a landmark deal between the EU and the US; a deal that can add as much as a hundred billion pounds to the EU economy, 80 billion pounds to the US economy and as much as 85 billion pounds to the rest of the world; we should be clear about what these numbers could really mean: 2 million extra jobs, more choice and lower prices in our shops; this is what could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, a deal that will have a greater impact than all the other trade deals on the table put together. (4 shots) 00:01:01
10:21:29 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that it is a special day for the relationship between the EU and the United States; the negotiations of a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement will start; very frankly, back in 2010, very few would have bet that the two partners would be in the position to launch negotiations on an ambitious EU/US free trade agreement three years later; when the teams of the European Commission and the United States will meet for the first round of negotiations in July 2013, it will be the start of a joint undertaking of real strategic importance. (4 shots) 00:00:38
10:22:07 Cutaway of Herman van Rompuy, Barack Obama and José Manuel Barroso 00:00:05
10:22:13 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that the regulators need to build bridges faster and more systematically; the economic climate requires to join forces and to do more with less; more importantly, in doing so, we will remain strong global players who set the standards for the 21st century; saying that, therefore, on the European side, he calls on the legislators, especially the European Parliament, the regulators, the civil society, to play a constructive and engaged part in these negotiations; the business communities on both sides of the Atlantic, in particular, have been a strong advocate of free trade and investment between Europe and the United States. (3 shots) 00:00:40
10:22:53 Cutaway of Herman van Rompuy and Barack Obama 00:00:06
10:23:00 SOUNDBITE by Barack Obama (in ENGLISH) saying that the US/EU relationship is the largest in the world; it makes up nearly half of global GDP; the US and the EU trade about a trillion dollars in goods and services each year; they invest nearly 4 trillion dollars in each others' economies and all that supports around 13 million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic; and this potentially ground-breaking partnership would deepen those ties; it will increase exports, decrease barriers to trade and investment; as part of broader growth strategies in both economies, it will support hundred of thousands of jobs on both sides of the ocean. 00:00:35
10:23:35 General view of the speakers 00:00:05
10:23:41 SOUNDBITE by Barack Obama (in ENGLISH) saying that there are going to be sensitivities on both sides; there are going to be politics on both sides; but if they can look beyond the narrow concerns to stay focused on the big picture, the economic and strategic importance of this partnership, he is hopeful that they can achieve the kind of high standard comprehensive agreement that the global trading system is looking to them to develop. 00:00:23
10:24:04 SOUNDBITE by Barack Obama (in ENGLISH) saying that America and Europe have done extraordinary things together before; he believes they can forge an economic alliance as strong as their diplomatic and security alliances, which of course have been the most powerful in history; and by doing that they can also strengthen the multilateral trading system; so this transatlantic trade and investment partnership is going to be a priority for him and his Administration; it is important that they get it right and that means resisting the temptation to downsize their ambitions or avoid tough issues just for the sake of getting a deal. (2 shots) 00:00:33
10:24:38 Cutaway of the speakers (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:24:46 SOUNDBITE by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that the US and Europe both know that there are no magic solutions; recent economic turbulence underlines it; but if they cannot expect to harvest new jobs today, they can plant the seeds for the jobs of tomorrow; and that’s exactly what a trade agreement is about; together, Europe and the United States are the backbone of the world economy; opening up that space further for opportunities for businesses and consumers is simply common sense; not just their own economies but also those of their trading partners will benefit; the positive ramifications will even go beyond the economy as such. (2 shots) 00:00:39
10:25:25 Cutaway of David Cameron 00:00:03
10:25:29 SOUNDBITE by Herman van Rompuy (in ENGLISH) saying that the economies all over the world are becoming more interdependent; this will make the world safer; what is at stake with a transatlantic free trade area, is to enshrine Europe and America's role as the world's standard setters, beyond product specifications, by setting a positive force in shaping the way we work, and the way we live our daily lives; this is of key strategic significance; the Atlantic is not the past, it is also the future. (3 shots) 00:00:36
10:26:05 Speakers leaving the press room 00:00:06
10:26:12 8. ROUND TABLE 00:00:40
10:26:12 Title 00:00:05
10:26:17 José Manuel Barroso 00:00:06
10:26:23 Overall views of the round table (4 shots) 00:00:29
10:26:52 9. TRILATERAL MEETING COUNCIL/EC/JAPAN 00:00:31
10:26:52 Title 00:00:05
10:26:57 José Manuel Barroso, Shinzō Abe and Herman van Rompuy posing for photographers 00:00:21
10:27:18 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:02
10:27:21 Cutaway of a cameraman 00:00:02
10:27:23 10. GROUP PHOTO 00:01:11
10:27:23 Title 00:00:05
10:27:28 Arrival of the G8 Heads of State or Government for the group photo (5 shots) 00:00:22
10:27:51 G8 group photo (4 shots), from left to right: José Manuel Barroso, Shinzō Abe, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, David Cameron, Barack Obama, François Hollande, Stephen Harper, Enrico Letta, and Herman van Rompuy 00:00:31
10:28:23 G8 Heads of State or Government leaving (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:28:35 11. ROUND TABLE 00:00:41
10:28:35 Title 00:00:05
10:28:40 Overall views of the round table (2 shots) 00:00:36
10:29:17 12. DOORSTEP BY JOSÉ MANUEL BARROSO 00:02:23
10:29:17 Title 00:00:05
10:29:22 SOUNDBITE by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that this G8 Summit was a success; it was his ninth G8 Summit, so he can compare with others; it was very effective; the "3 T" agenda - Trade, Transparency and fair Taxation - was a good choice; regarding trade, it was great to launch the negotiations between Europe and the United States; saying that he launched, together with President Obama, what will be the most important trade agreement ever because it is an agreement between the two biggest economies in the world - the EU and the US -; real commitments were also made regarding transparency: tax transparency, land transparency, extractive industries transparency; in all these fields, the EU is leading, is a pioneer; of course, the issue of taxation, so critical for fairness, was on the meeting's agenda; it should be ensured that everybody, from single persons to big corporations, pays their fair contributions to society; they are trying to close loopholes; we have now a principle in Europe which is the automatic exchange of information that we would like to see as a global standard and from that point of view there has been real progress; saying that they also discussed Syria because it is the most dramatic humanitarian situation and political and military conflict; he saw progress on that issue too; there are different points of view but everybody agrees that the conference of Geneva should be held as soon as possible to reach a political solution to have a new transitional executive authority that can steer the process; in this matter the EU has also been very active, namely through humanitarian aid; the EU is the biggest donor of humanitarian aid, not only to Syrian refugees but also to countries around, like Lebanon or Jordan, that are very much suffering from the impact of this political and humanitarian crisis. 00:02:11
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