||SOUNDBITE by Dalia Grybauskaité, Lithuanian President (In English) saying that: Today we're discussing on EMU, internal market, external relations and free trade.
We all understand that 6 billion, 8 billion, whatever amount we're talking is only for push-up of national programs because unemployment is firstly a national responsibility but European money is a very good stimulus for exchange of best practices so this money will be useful to push national policies that governments have to implement.
||Arrival of Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor (2 shots)
||Arrival of Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister (3 shots)
||Arrival of Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister (3 shots)
||Arrival of Petr Necas, Czech Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival of Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian Prime Minister (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Nicos Anastasiades, Cyprus President (In English) saying that: I could believe we are going in a smooth way towards a very nice progeress.
(On MFF) It was a very useful and fruitful deliberation.
||Nicos Anastasiades (2 shots)
||Arrival of Alenka Bratušek, Slovenian Prime Minister (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Alenka Bratušek (In Slovenian)
||Arrival of Enrico Letta, Italian Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival of Antonis Samaras, Greek Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE by Jyrki Katainen, Finnish Prime Minister (In English) saying that: I don't expect a too long meeting cause all the big things have already been decided but now we'll talk about enlargement. We'll also talk about the EMU but we don't know yet what the Commission and Van Rompuy have prepared.
I think there will be no surprises so we will go on with what ministers have already decided.
||Arrival of Plamen Oresharski, Bulgarian Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival of David Cameron, UK Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival of Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister (In Danish)
||SOUNDBITE by Jean CLaude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister (In French) saying that: We can't fight populism with some initiatives, we need to combat populism and extremism in Europe with a very strong and clear speech.
Question of journalist: is 8 billion enough to help youth?
It's an important amount but it's true that we can't pretend to combat youth unemployment with a few billion Europe, we must put in place more comprehensive policies and Member States have to contribute themselves to this fight.
||Arrival of Zoran Milanovic, Croatian Prime Minister
||Arrival of Andrus Ansip, Estonian Prime Minister (3 shots)
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE by Werner Faymann, Austrian Prime Minister (In German) saying that: 6 billion are a beginning, I believe we need them yearly. If we do not use this money for training but only use them to facilitate young people for two months, it will not be enough. The danger regarding our decisions is that they may be not sufficient, therefore I wish these 6 billion to be used for a really good training.
(on Youth guarantee) The European Council has taken political decision, the EP must agree. I am happy about the agreemet because if we had decided for 6 billion from a financial framework that had not been agreed yet it would be a sad event.
(On tax system) We are going to have discussions in October and decisions in December, the question is what do we want to deepen, do we want to fight speculation, do we want to strengthen the tax systems or increase the pension age limit? Austria is against increasing the pension age limit, but we fight for other causes, like agreement on rule of law.
(On UK) The United Kingdom was not able to change what was decided in February.
(On UK) We do not know what David Cameron is going to say today, but we are hoping for the best.
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (3 shots)
||Arrival of François Hollande, French President (2 shots)
||Arrival of Mariano Rajoy Brey, Spanish Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival of Joseph Muscat, Maltese Prime Minister (3 shots)
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE by Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister (In Bulgarian)
||Arrival of Elio Di Rupo, Belgian Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Arrival of Enda Kenny, Irish Taoiseach (2 shots)
||Arrival of Traian Basescu, Romanian President (2 shoys)
||Arrival of Robert Fico, Slovakian Prime Minister (3 shots)
||Arrival of Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister (3 shots)
||Arrival of Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister (2 shots)