• SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

S&D Group will not back extension of agreement with Philip Morris on illicit tobacco (B-roll)



Shoot Date

09 Mar 2016

Shoot Location

Strasbourg, France

FRANCE, STRASBOURG (MARCH 09, 2016) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG (EXTERIOR) 2. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE VOTE RELATED TO PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 3. GILLES PARGNEAUX (S&D MEP, FR) SAYING (FRENCH): EN: “We voted in favour of the resolution. A large majority in the European Parliament backed it and voted not to renew the agreement with Philip Morris. “ FR: « On a voté pour la résolution et très majoritairement, le parlement européen a souhaité cette résolution pour ne pas renouveler l’accord avec Philip Morris ». 4. CUTAWAY: GILLES PARGNEAUX TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 5. GILLES PARGNEAUX (S&D MEP, FR) SAYING (FRENCH): EN: “Because this is a fool’s bargain. Philip Morris has given €1,250,000 to the European Union and EU member states over the last 12 years to fight against tobacco smuggling. But we noticed that during these 12 years, the cigarettes produced by tobacco companies and by others were still rising. That created a loss of revenues of around €12 billion for the European Union.” FR: « Parce que c’est un marché de dupe. Philip Morris donne de l’argent à l’union européenne et aux états membres à hauteur d’ 1 250 000€ pour douze ans pour lutter contre la contrebande des cigarettes. Or, on s’est aperçu que pendant ces douze ans, les cigarettes fabriquées ou par des cigarettiers ou en dehors d’eux, ont continué à augmenter. Cela crée un manque à gagner d’environ 12 milliards d’€ par an pour l’union européenne ». 6. CUTAWAY: INES AYALA SENDER TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 7. INES AYALA SENDER (S&D MEP, ES) SAYING (ENGLISH): "We prefer to reinforce the Tobacco Directive which gives us the right tools to fight against smuggling and illicit tobacco products. So we think that it is better to pressure EU member states to apply the directive as soon as possible because it will be compulsory from June this year."” 8. CUTAWAY: INES AYALA SENDER TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 9. INES AYALA SENDER (S&D MEP, ES) SAYING (ENGLISH): “We will also ask the Commission to fill the possible legal gap between 2016 and 2019, before the directive enters fully into force, with specific measures to prevent any risks." 10. CUTAWAY: INES AYALA SENDER TALKING TO A JOURNALIST
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