Extracts from the joint press conference by José Manuel Barroso, and Antonio Tajani, on the adoption of a Communication 'For a European Industrial Renaissance'

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-085569   Duration: 10:03:06  Lieu:
End production: 22/01/2014   First transmission: 22/01/2014
On 22 January 2014, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, gave a joint press conference on the adoption of a Communication "For a European Industrial Renaissance". The EC was urging Member States to recognise the central importance of industry for creating jobs and growth and to mainstream industry-related competitiveness concerns across all policy areas. The Commission also called on the European Council and the EP to adopt proposals on energy, transport, space and digital communications networks as well as implement and enforce legislation to complete the internal market. Furthermore industrial modernisation had to be pursued by investing in innovation, resource efficiency, new technologies, skills and access to finance, accelerated by the use of dedicated EU funds.

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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 Arrival of the Speakers 00:00:05
10:00:15 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (in FRENCH) saying that today they are launching a great ambition for Europe 2030. It not only concerns the energy policy and the fight against climate change but also the industry. The ambition they have for energy and climate action will not happen without the active participation of a strong European industrial sector capable of meeting the challenges of the crisis and to get modern. 00:00:34
10:00:50 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:00:56 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that all proposals that they have made to develop risk capital, funding from the European Investment Bank, or to establish a banking union are exactly in the same direction. Now they have to give the necessary political impetus for decisions to be taken on these proposals. Saying that they must also make life easier for their companies still facing too many regulatory and financial obstacles in their development. They need to better connect the industries market, their suppliers and their customers via transport infrastructure and telecommunications. He therefore calls on the European Parliament and Member States to adopt legislation that they have proposed, including rail and single sky. 00:00:44
10:01:40 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:01:45 Soundbite by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, (in FRENCH) saying that this money will be used in areas where it is understood that the Commission is strongly committed to climate change. Saying that they will make investments locally. They will use the funds from Horizon 2020. This is the first time that they will be able to use structural funds and funds of Horizon 2020 together. 00:00:32
10:02:17 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:02:23 Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in FRENCH) saying that they are organizing missions for growth in the world against delocalization in favour of internationalization. They will support the free trade agreements with the U.S., Canada and Japan. They have a strong message to SME's. Industrial policy is a policy in favour of the 23 million SME's. 00:00:42
10:03:06 General view of the press conference 00:00:05
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