Story title Competitiveness Council - December 2013
Story description

The Competitiveness Council takes place on 2 and 3 December 2013, in Brussels.

Video title Roundtable (Internal Market)
Video description

Extracts from the roundtable (Internal Market) during the Competitiveness Council on 02 December 2013, in Brussels.

Reference 100876 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:05:07 Type Roundtable
Shooting date 02-12-2013 Country Belgium Town Brussels    
Background

The Council is expected to agree on a common position for a future directive on electronic invoicing in the field of public procurement. The objective of the proposal is to introduce a European e-invoicing standard that would diminish market access barriers in cross-border public procurement, generated by insufficient interoperability of electronic technical standards. The proposal is a part of the on-going modernisation of the public administration sector and another step in the development of the European digital agenda, which includes facilitating cross-border online trade.
The Council is also invited to agree on a common position on a draft directive concerning actions for damages for breaches of antitrust law. The initiative aims to facilitate damage claims by victims of antitrust violations and to allow them to receive full compensation.
The Council also exchanges views on the European Semester 2014 for economic policy coordination, with a focus on the role of the internal market and the reforms to create growth and jobs. In this context, it is invited to adopt three sets of conclusions on industrial policy, single market policy and smart regulation.
Finally, ministers examine the current conditions of the EU’s trade mark system with a view to its modernisation, which includes improved accessibility to EU companies, lower costs and increased speed and predictability.

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Gordan MARAS, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts (2 shots)

Keywords : Croatia | Maras Duration : 00:00:09

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Rasa NOREIKIENE, Deputy Minister for Economy of Lithuania (2 shots)

Keywords : Lithuania | Noreikiene Duration : 00:00:12

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Juhan PARTS, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communication of Estonia (2 shots)

Keywords : Parts | Estonia Duration : 00:00:09

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PARTS shaking hands with the Bulgarian representative

Keywords : Parts | Estonia | Bulgaria Duration : 00:00:08

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Cutaway photographer

Duration : 00:00:04

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Stefan KAPFERER, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology of Germany

Keywords : Germany | Kapferer Duration : 00:00:07

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Hakan EKENGREN, State Secretary to the Minister for Enterprise of Sweden (2 shots)

Keywords : Sweden | Ekengren Duration : 00:00:12

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Halbe ZIJLSTRA, State Secretary of the Netherlands (2 shots)

Keywords : Zijlstra | The Netherlands Duration : 00:00:12

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Stefan BUONTEMPO, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport of Malta (3 shots)

Keywords : Malta | Buontempo Duration : 00:00:21

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Evaldas GUSTAS, Minister of the Economy of Lithuania and president in office of the Council shaking hands with Konstantinos HATZIDAKIS, Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Communications of Greece (2 shots)

Keywords : Greece | Lithuania | Gustas | Hatzidakis Duration : 00:00:15

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Evaldas GUSTAS, Minister of the Economy of Lithuania and President in office of the Council

Duration : 00:00:07

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Konstantinos HATZIDAKIS, Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Communications of Greece

Duration : 00:00:05

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Enzo MOAVERO MILANESI, Minister for European Affairs of Italy (2 shots)

Keywords : Italy | Moavero | Milanesi Duration : 00:00:15

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GUSTAS shaking hands with KAPFERER (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:11

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Arrival of Luis VALERO, General Secretary for Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises of Spain

Keywords : Spain | Valero Duration : 00:00:10

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Belgium Olivier BELLE, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium

Keywords : Belgium | Belle Duration : 00:00:04

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Andrei GEREA, Minister of the Economy of Romania (2 shots)

Keywords : Romania | Gerea Duration : 00:00:11

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Evaldas GUSTAS signing documents

Duration : 00:00:08

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VALERO and EKENGREN

Duration : 00:00:07

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Zoltan CSEFALVAY, Minister of State for National Economy of Hungary (2 shots)

Keywords : Hungary | Cséfalvay Duration : 00:00:22

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VALERO

Duration : 00:00:07

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Michel BARNIER, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services shaking hands with NOREIKIENE (2 shots)

Keywords : Barnier | European Commission Duration : 00:00:13

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Cutaways photographers (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:10

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Alexander Micovčin, Deputy Permanent Representative of Slovakia

Keywords : Slovakia | Micovcin Duration : 00:00:05

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MARAS talking to John PERRY, Minister for Small Business of Ireland (2 shots)

Keywords : Ireland | Perry Duration : 00:00:11

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Stelios D. HIMONAS, Secretary of State, Cyprus (2 shots)

Keywords : Cyprus | Himonas Duration : 00:00:19

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BARNIER shaking hands with Antonio PIRES DE LIMA, Minister of Economy of Portugal

Keywords : Portugal | Pires de Lima Duration : 00:00:09

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General view

Duration : 00:00:03

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PIRES DE LIMA shaking hands with KAPFERER and CSEFALVAY

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GUSTAS ringing the bell to signal the start of the meeting

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General view

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Juris ŠTĀLMEISTARS, Director of the Economic Relations and Development Cooperation Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. And Representative from Luxembourg.

Keywords : Luxembourg | Latvia | Stalmeistars Duration : 00:00:04

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General view

Duration : 00:00:06

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