Extracts from the press conference by Michel Barnier on the Launch of the Single Market Month

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-081889   Duration: 10:01:38  Lieu:
End production: 23/09/2013   First transmission: 23/09/2013
On 23 September 2013, Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services, gave a press conference on the occasion of the Launch of the Single Market Month, in Brussels. Single Market Month provides a unique opportunity for Europe's citizens to comment on, challenge, and refine Commission policies and strategies. During the first week, which explored the theme of employment, several issues were discussed, such as "How to find work", "set up a business", or "get qualifications recognised in Europe".

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels 00:00:05
10:00:10 Soundbite by Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services (in FRENCH) saying that he would like to talk about an initiative which they will be launching today with the Single Market Month. It is a month online discussion, interactive. It is an opportunity for European citizens, wherever they may be and whatever language they may use, whatever profession they may be involved in, whatever social difficulties they may have, to give their feeling. 00:00:26
10:00:37 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:00:41 Soundbite by Michel Barnier (in FRENCH) saying that they are launching this Single Market Month to discuss with everyone who wants. Saying that he has been involved in a chat right now at yourideasforeurope.eu or vosideespourleurope.eu: 24 platforms in 24 languages. So people can directly communicate with Brussels, there is no communication barrier. Saying that they have already received 300 concrete ideas, and they are going to look them one by one, in detailed manner. That doesn't involve just Michel Barnier's DG, but also nine other DGs are involved in this exercise 00:00:57
10:01:38 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
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