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Story title Competitiveness Council - February 2013
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The Competitiveness Council takes place on 18 and 19 February 2013, in Brussels.

Video title Roundtable (Industry)
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Extracts from the roundtable (Industry) of the Competitiveness Council on 19 February 2013, in Brussels.

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Shooting date 19-02-2013 Country Belgium Town Brussels    
Background

The Minsiters hold a debate on the Commission’s Annual Growth Survey for 2013. The Annual Growth Survey is the starting point for the European Semester, which involves
simultaneous monitoring of the member states’ fiscal, economic and employment policies during a six-month period every year. The Commission’s survey outlines priority actions to be taken by member states in order to ensure better coordinated and more effective policies for fostering sustainable economic growth. Together with the Annual Growth Survey, the Commission issued the first report on the “State of the Single Market Integration”, aimed at monitoring the functioning of the single market within the European Semester process. This report shows an analysis of the state of single market integration in key areas with the greatest economic growth potential. Furthermore, the debate includes an assessment on the state of play of the Single Market Act packages, which are made up of priority measures aimed at the completion of the single market by increasing confidence and stimulating growth and jobs creation. The Council also addresses the situation of the steel industry in Europe. Moreover, ministers exchange views on a recent action plan drawn up by the Commission aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe. Finally, the Ministers hold an exchange of views on the review of the “REACH system” for the registration and authorisation of chemical substances. The Commission presents a report on the review of the REACH system. The REACH regulation entered
into force in June 2007.
On the sidelines of the Council, the signing of the Unified Patent Court agreement takes place. The Unified Patent Court will be a court common to the contracting member states and thus part of their judicial system, with exclusive competence in respect of European patents with unitary effect and European patents granted under the provisions of the European Patent Convention.

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Arnaud MONTEBOURG, Minister of Industrial Renewal of France

Keywords : competitiveness | industry | Montebourg Duration : 00:00:04

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Drazen PROS, Deputy Minister Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Croatia

Keywords : Pros Duration : 00:00:06

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Håkan EKENGREN, State Secretary to the Minister for Enterprise of Sweden (3 shots)

Keywords : Ekengren Duration : 00:00:19

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Arnaud MONTEBOURG, Minister of Industrial Renewal of France

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Varujan VOSGANIAN, Minister of Economy of Romania

Keywords : Vosganian Duration : 00:00:05

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Arnaud MONTEBOURG, Minister of Industrial Renewal of France; Richard BRUTON, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland; Jean-Claude MARCOURT, Vice-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, SMEs, Foreign Trade and New Technologies of Belgium

Keywords : Marcourt | Bruton Duration : 00:00:10

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Richard BRUTON, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland (2 shots)

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Birutė VĖSAITĖ, Minister of the Economy of Lithuania (2 shots)

Keywords : Vėsaitė Duration : 00:00:12

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Massimo VARI, State Secretary for Economic Development of Italy

Keywords : Vari Duration : 00:00:06

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Massimo VARI, State Secretary for Economic Development of Italy

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Jean-Claude MARCOURT, Vice-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, SMEs, Foreign Trade and New Technologies of Belgium

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Andrzej DYCHA, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of the Economy of Poland (2 shots)

Keywords : Dycha Duration : 00:00:14

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Jean-Claude MARCOURT, Vice-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, SMEs, Foreign Trade and New Technologies of Belgium; Andrzej DYCHA, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of the Economy of Poland; Arnaud MONTEBOURG, Minister of Industrial Renewal of France

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Richard BRUTON, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland; Håkan EKENGREN, State Secretary to the Minister for Enterprise of Sweden

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General view

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Andrzej DYCHA, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of the Economy of Poland; Varujan VOSGANIAN, Minister of Economy of Romania (2 shots)

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Andrzej DYCHA, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of the Economy of Poland; Varujan VOSGANIAN, Minister of Economy of Romania; Zoltan CSEFALVAY, Minister of State for National Economy of Hungary; Jean-Claude MARCOURT, Vice-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, SMEs, Foreign Trade and New Technologies of Belgium

Keywords : Cséfalvay Duration : 00:00:07

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Vincent CABLE, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills of the United Kingdom (2 shots)

Keywords : Cable Duration : 00:00:12

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Delegation of Greece

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Arnaud MONTEBOURG, Minister of Industrial Renewal of France; Massimo VARI, State Secretary for Economic Development of Italy (2 shots)

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Etienne SCHNEIDER, Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade of Luxembourg; Daniels PAVLUTS, Minister for Economics of Latvia (2 shots)

Keywords : Schneider | Pavļuts Duration : 00:00:11

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Antonio TAJANI, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship

Keywords : Tajani Duration : 00:00:12

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Uroš ROŽIČ, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy of Slovenia

Keywords : ROŽIČ Duration : 00:00:02

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Annette VILHELMSEN, Minister for Business and Growth of Denmark

Keywords : Vilhelmsen Duration : 00:00:06

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Massimo VARI, State Secretary for Economic Development of Italy;Reinhold MITTERLEHNER, Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth of Austria

Keywords : Mitterlehner Duration : 00:00:09

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Daniels PAVLUTS, Minister for Economics of Latvia

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General view (2 shots)

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Delegation of Slovakia

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Jason AZZOPARDI, Parliamenty Secretary for Revenues and Land in the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment of Malta and representative of Slovakia

Keywords : Azzopardi Duration : 00:00:04

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General view

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Richard BRUTON, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland

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Zoltan CSEFALVAY, Minister of State for National Economy of Hungary

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General view

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Antonio TAJANI, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship

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General view (2 shots)

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