Debate on the Future of Europe, in Vilnius: vox pops

Type: Report   Reference: I-084729   Duration: 10:03:15  Lieu:
End production: 13/12/2013   First transmission: 13/12/2013
While the debate on the future of Europe and the impact of the economic crisis grows in strength, the European Commission is to meet people in different European cities, to hear their concerns and expectations for the future. On this occasion, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, went to Vilnius on 13 December 2013, to participate in the one of the meetings with the citizens of the whole European Union (the Citizens' Dialogues). They discussed mainly about European policies to overcome the crisis and visions for Europe for 2020. This video shows extracts of vox Pops recorded on this occasion.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): We are in Europe, we always were in, I just think that those kind of events are good for Lithuania because also European People see how some social issues are in fact in a very bad place in countries like Lithuania. 00:00:18
10:00:23 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): To know something more, more information and to make my view wider. 00:00:09
10:00:32 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): All these European events happening here in Lithuania and I feel very frustrated because ok it’s nice that we, you know are part of this but what can we do and how can we use this European power to really fight this politicians that are just insane. 00:00:15
10:00:48 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): I study law and now I have the European Union law course, and then I will have the exam in January, so the first thing - a bit selfish - is to repeat everything from European Citizens rights. 00:00:16
10:01:05 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): Well, my question today will be first of all what Viviane Reding thinks about our Mayor Zuokas who is known for his homophobia, for destroying Rom' houses and not trying to integrate them, and also if she can help. 00:00:16
10:01:21 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): All the citizens need a lot of information, and this event is the thing that gives information. 00:00:08
10:01:30 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): Actually, I just learned about this debate this morning on my Facebook wall and I decided to come here because I know Viviane Reding for her work for film industry as well as human rights. 00:00:14
10:01:44 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): It was the first debate in Lithuania, in Vilnius, and I believe it’s very good for European People to know about European Union work, about job, what they did, what they will do. 00:00:19
10:02:03 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): These debates are very useful because at some point we put the European Commission closer to daily citizens. 00:00:10
10:02:13 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): Why Members of the European Parliament are going to Strasbourg to Brussels and why they spend a lot of money they could try to make some suggestions or arrangements, in one city, in one town. 00:00:17
10:02:31 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): Our community, I think it is not really informed about European Union, about all the government stuff and I think that it is very useful. 00:00:14
10:02:45 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): All these debates can help us to remove or solve some doubts of European issues but it’s not enough to get closer to the citizens. 00:00:13
10:02:58 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): This kind of event get Community closer and I think more there will be such of events in the future more people will feel involved. 00:00:16
10:03:15 Soundbite by a European Citizen (in ENGLISH): In this event, mostly internal issues were discussed, but I think at some point it helped me to understand better and to solve my doubts. 00:00:12
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