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Adelina Marini
#EPhearings2014 At 1000 CET begins the hearing of Jyrki #Katainen, commissioner designate for Jobs, Growth, Investments and Competitiveness. He will be questioned by five parliamentary committees. The former prime minister of Finland is well known in the EU and doesn't need special introduction. He is known for his positions about fiscal discipline and fairer integration. This audition is expected to be another smooth one with questions on the substance. You can watch it live here in your language or stay on this website for live updates euinsi.de/p4Gq
7 October 2014 09:50
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 Jyrki #Katainen began by presenting himself emphasising on the fact he is from the first Erasmus generation. He had the same approach in the plenary last year when he appeared in the EP as a PM of Finland
7 October 2014 10:21
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: My core values are four: encouragement, civilisation, tolerance, social responsibility
7 October 2014 10:23
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: One of the tragedies of the crisis is that it divided people. It will take time to heal
7 October 2014 10:23
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We can't allow the talents of a whole generation to go to waste
7 October 2014 10:24
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: Public investments at national and EU level have a critical role
7 October 2014 10:26
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We need a deeper and fairer single market
7 October 2014 10:27
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We need pragmatic not academic debate
7 October 2014 10:28
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: I don't want 300 bn euros on the table but 300 bn real investments
7 October 2014 10:30
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: Investments (300 bn euros) should be in telecommunications, transport, energy infrastructure, but we're not ready with the package yet
7 October 2014 10:33
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We haven't had yet time and possibility to discuss the 300 bn euros package with Juncker and the other commissioners
7 October 2014 10:34
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We're no longer in the panic phase but in the investments phase
7 October 2014 10:36
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We should use public money as a catalyst for private investments
7 October 2014 10:40
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We always need a thorough impact assessment before going into big projects for the cause of fairness to taxpayers
7 October 2014 10:45
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: I'm very satisfied with what the #ECB has done
7 October 2014 10:47
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We need responsible fiscal policy to avoid the troubles of one, two, three or more countries to spill over. But we also need more resources for investments
7 October 2014 10:52
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: I expect the #UK would be a good partner defending our core values also in the future
7 October 2014 10:54
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: It's difficult today to say where's the border line between services and industry
7 October 2014 10:58
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen quoted #Moscovici saying that we need to reduce debts to get growth and vice versa
7 October 2014 11:04
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: I'd try to pick issues that unite us rather than deivide us (applause)
7 October 2014 11:05
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: The countries with current account surplus could invest more in their future and stimulate the European economy
7 October 2014 11:13
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We have to make sure that public investments will not increase budget deficits and public debts
7 October 2014 11:14
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: The strongest partner of an inclusive social model is global competition
7 October 2014 11:16
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: For me the most important thing is to diversify our capital markets. I'm happy when London grows, when Frankfurt is developing, when Paris is developing. To me the geographic aspect is not important
7 October 2014 11:22
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: Europe is full of countries that are so sophisticated that we cannot take enough money by competing with the lowest possible wage level. We have more to lose if we don't have a fair deal with US on trade
7 October 2014 11:27
Adelina Marini Катайнен: The enforcement of the services directive is essential
7 October 2014 11:29
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen proposed to work together with the EP on the creation of the 300 bn euros investment package
7 October 2014 11:33
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: I want to work more with @KGeorgievaEU to make a better use for investments of the EU budget
7 October 2014 11:35
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: We should choose carefully the areas where we need more harmonisation. We need more in the single market - the market of energy, digital content, services
7 October 2014 11:38
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: #Ireland is one of the countries I would expect a lot of private investments from
7 October 2014 11:44
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: As a prime minister I supported the two rescue packages for #Greece unlike others in my country. I also supported the package for Portugal before the general election
7 October 2014 11:47
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen urged people in #Greece, #Portugal to understand there is different point of view. Let's build bridges between ourselves, he appealed
7 October 2014 11:48
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: A growth strategy requires more than the proposed 300 bn euros package. The growth model should be based on sustainable values
7 October 2014 11:54
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 To the persistent MEP questions where will the money for the 300 bn euro investment package come from, Katainen said: better use of the EIB, national promotion banks, better use of the EU budget, national budgets, especially from the countries with current account surpluses (Germany)
7 October 2014 12:00
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen's predecessor Olli Rehn (ALDE, Finland) asked what will be done to reduce energy dependence on #Russia and what part of the 300 bn euros package will be spend on this. Katainen said investments need to be made in energy connections
7 October 2014 12:07
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: Social dumping has no place in Europe
7 October 2014 12:09
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: I'm against the #FTT because when we introduced a similar levy in Finland there was bank exodus to Sweden. We didn't support the FTT because Sweden didn't
7 October 2014 12:37
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: My cooperation with Pierre #Moscovici will be only regarding jobs. I'll not be responsible for fiscal policy. Not my cup of tea
7 October 2014 12:50
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 #Katainen: The time has come for efforts to create a single market. So far the member states have resisted
7 October 2014 13:07
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Adelina Marini
#EUCO This afternoon, in Brussels, will begin the last EU summit this year. It will be the first that will work on Donald Tusk's Leaders' Agenda (details in the link below). In his agenda two topics are planned for the December European Council - migration and the future of the EMU. Both have already created strong tensions between Tusk and the Commission after the European Council president came up with documents of his own, which are much more reduced than those of the Commission, and reactions in the building across the street were furious. The leaders will mark the launch by 25 member states of PESCO at a special ceremony today. Leaders will be joined by NATO secretary general to discuss EU-NATO cooperation. Leaders are also expected to extend sanctions against Russia after hearing a report by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Progress on the Brexit negotiations will be discussed on Friday. This is one of the toxic issues on the agenda. On Friday will take place also the expanded euro area summit, which is open for non-euro countries as well. Stay tuned for details and live updates throughout the day and tomorrow! euinsi.de/0Dcy
14 December 2017 10:17
Adelina Marini #EUCO Juncker: I'm sure Avramopoulos's words are a misunderstanding and we should not pay so much attention
15 December 2017 14:49
Adelina Marini
During a hearing at the economic committee of EP #Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem paid tribute to #Greece for the impressive implementation of the 3rd bailout programme
7 December 2017 09:19
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: I remember when #Germany as the sick man of Europe but they did significant reforms. I'd tell the Germans that this impact won't last forever
7 December 2017 11:02
Adelina Marini
#EMU The @EU_Commission will present today the long-awaited plans on the deepening of integration in the euro area. Stay tuned for live updates!
6 December 2017 11:40
Adelina Marini #EMU Moscovici: The proposal which non-euro area countries will not be able to refuse is not of the type as in the movie "The Godfather"
6 December 2017 13:56

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