• SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

TTIP: EU won't sign a blank check (Ready-to-Air)



Shoot Date

18 Nov 2014

Shoot Location

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Edited package in English
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 18, 2014) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN BRUSSELS (EXTERIOR) 2. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE TTIP CONFERENCE ROOM 3. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE DIFFERENT GUEST SPEAKERS DURING THE CONFERENCE 4. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « Today, a big debate on TTIP and its impact on consumers was held in the European Parliament in Brussels. Organised by Socialists & Democrats MEPs, the event gathered the main stakeholders, including civil society representatives: » 5. MONIQUE GOYENS (EU Co-Chair of the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue – BEUC Director General) SAYING (ENGLISH): “It is really important that the EU - who always tells us that they don’t have the intention to lower consumers’ standards - sticks to that ambition. The first thing to do to reassure public opinion is to engage with civil society and to be much more transparent about what is going to be in the text and what is not going to be in. ” 6. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AND GUEST SPEAKERS REACTING DURING THE CONFERENCE 7. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « Although the agreement has the potential to boost the European economy, various aspects raise MEPs’ fears. Among them, the Investor-State dispute settlement. » 8. DAVID MARTIN (S&D Member & Spokesperson on International Trade) SAYING (ENGLISH): “The danger of ISDS is his corporate power. Corporations could sue in court that are not public in order to limit public policy space, that’s our worry. What we have said very clearly is that we do not think there is any need for ISDS in any TTIP agreement.” 9. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « On his side, the US try to be reassuring: » 10. MICHAEL PUNKE (Deputy US Trade Representative and US Ambassador to the WTO in Geneva) SAYING (ENGLISH): “ We are negotiating this agreement to increase growth, boost jobs and expand opportunities for people on both sides of the Atlantic. » 11. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): "Regarding Labour right the Group made clear that it would not accept lower standards.» 12. DAVID MARTIN (S&D Member & Spokesperson on International Trade) SAYING (ENGLISH): If we are not global standard setters in the next 5 or 10 years, someone else will take over; China will be the global standard setter. » 13. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): “Potential benefit to European consumers are not ignored: » 14. DAVID MARTIN (S&D Member & Spokesperson on International Trade) SAYING (ENGLISH): “We want to insure that the good standards we have in Europe are maintained. If we can get a good agreement, we can make consumers’ goods cheaper, we can also get certain drugs quicker.” BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (DATE UNKNOWN) (EUROEAPN PARLIAMENT AUDIOVISUAL – ACCESS ALL) 15. CUTAWAYS: VARIOUS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BUILDING AND THE LUXEMBOURG’S SQUARE 16. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « Although they acknowledge TTIP economic potential, S&Ds remain critical in assessing the deal and warn that they won’t let citizens’ welfare to be threatened: The European Parliament will have the final say. »
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