Debate on the Future of Europe, in Stockholm: vox pops
End production: 15/10/2013 First transmission: 15/10/2013
On 15 October 2013, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, travelled to Sweden to discuss together with 350 citizens the future of Europe, citizens' rights and the recovery from the economic crisis at the 33rd Citizens' Dialogue in Stockholm.
This video shows extracts of vox pops.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by Alexandra Farman, European citizen, (in SWEDISH) saying that she thinks this is a very good initiative by the EU through which many of the citizens can become better informed about what the EU does for them. Especially for young people who don't have a lot of contact with the EU. It is a very good initiative.
||Soundbite by Emma Gröndahl, European citizen, (in SWEDISH) saying that she would like to ask how one can work to get young people more engaged with the organisation. They say that Sweden became a member in 1995. That is 18 years. Many people weren't even born yet and they don't have a good understanding of how the organisation works.
||Soundbite by Mathieu Lohr, European citizen, (in ENGLISH): In my opinion, well, what I want to ask to Madam Viviane Reding is that should we reform Dublin II into Dublin III maybe and give asylum seekers the chance to apply for asylum in the country of their choice.
||Soundbite by Göran Karlsson, European citizen, (in ENGLISH): I hope this event will bring the Commission and the organisation, the whole Union, closer to people and also that the publicity about this event can be spread very well around the world, around Sweden of course, first of all.
||Soundbite by Nina Wahlin, European citizen, (in ENGLISH): First of all, I think it iss a really good way of making people thinking about what kind of EU they want, what kind of future we need and I am quite happy.
||Soundbite by Julie Tan, European citizen, (in ENGLISH): Yeah, I definitely think it is really good for the citizens to be closer to the politicians.
||Soundbite by Anna Fält, European citizen, (in SWEDISH) saying that she has learned a lot and it was interesting to have active participation and to hear both from the audience and the knowledgeable people on the podium. Viviane Reding was fascinating. For her, she is a real person now.
||Soundbite by Kiersten Olfvik Jonasson, European citizen, (in ENGLISH) saying that it was very interesting to see the higher-ups, those that govern the EU, to see them live and how they act.