Extracts from the press conference by Janusz Lewandowski, on the Agreement on EU budget 2014

Type: Press conference - summary   Référence: I083546   Durée: 03:18  Lieu: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 12 November 2013, Janusz Lewandowski, Member of the EC in charge of Budget and Financial Programming, gave a press conference at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, following the agreement reached on the EU budget for 2014.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium 00:00:06
00:00:11 General view of the audience 00:00:05
00:00:16 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:05
00:00:22 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
00:00:27 Soundbite by Janusz Lewandowski, Member of the EC in charge of Budget and Financial Programming, (in ENGLISH): For the agreement which was reach after 16 hours of negotiations at 4:00 am today, equally important as the agreement of the first budget for the next financial perspective is solving the last outstanding issue of 2013. That is how to finance compensations for floods in four countries of the EU, mainly for Germany, Austria, Romania and Czech Republic. The compromise has been reached on how to combine the so-called redeployment with fresh money. This is one of the pre-conditions now to go for the final vote over the next Multiannual Framework in Strasbourg during the plenary session of the European Parliament. 00:01:13
00:01:40 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
00:01:45 Cutaway of cameraman and photographer 00:00:06
00:01:51 Soundbite by Janusz Lewandowski (in ENGLISH): The final compromise is good when nobody is happy, this is the logic of a compromise, it has never happened to have a final result on the level of expectations of one side. That is normally the EU Parliament which is demanding more in relation to the reading of the Council. But for the first time, we have increases in payments in relation to the Council reading that is making manageable this unusual budget for 2014, but only 8% of the budget that is 10 billion Euros is for prepayments of the new programmes; we are paying out old programs. This is about the completion of the financial perspective. 00:00:55
00:02:46 Cutaways of the audience 00:00:10
00:02:56 Cutaway of a cameraman 10:00:10
10:03:06 Janusz Lewandowski leaving the press conference 00:00:11
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