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00:00'10" SOUNDBITE in English: Libor Rouček (S&D, CZ), Co-organiser and co-chair of this Agora, Vice-President of the EP:"There are now 7 Mio more unemployed then two years ago, so more and more young people, elderly people are falling into the poverty track. So what we would like to do is to raise awareness in the society, in the European Parliament, in the EU institutions, so that we can't forget these people in need, because sometimes you have the feeling that our governments are focusing just too much on the budgetary issues, YES, we have to have even budgets, we can't live on borough money, but I think it should not happen on the back poor people."
00:00'56" SOUNDBITE in English: Libor Rouček (S&D, CZ), Co-organiser and co-chair of this Agora, Vice-President of the EP:"This time we also tried to invite people who went through the experience, that means they either lost job, shelter, they had been homeless and so we collect the views, ideas and recommendations, what to do and how to improve the situation from the broadest section of the community."
00:01'19" SOUNDBITE in English: Libor Rouček (S&D, CZ), Co-organiser and co-chair of this Agora, Vice-President of the EP:"To look at our weaker regions -poverty has different faces, let's say in richer countries such as Belgium or Germany, or in poor countries such as Romania or Bulgaria. It is not easy to do everything at once, but what we wanted to make clear is that the solution has to be on a multiple level, so not only EU institutions it is also a matter for the states and regions."
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00:02'00" SOUNDBITE in French: Isabelle Durant (Verts/ALE, BE),Co-organiser and co-chair of this Agora, Vice-President of the EP:"All participants are coming from different corners and it is true that those people coming from Germany, Romania, Poland, Greece, France and Portugal have the same background and they have of course their personal path of life. So there had been a cultural clash at the beginning. I think that is very good, because they translate the cultural and differences of realities, with such differences they will still find common positions on certain topics and pass them on as recommendations to the EP."
00:02'35" SOUNDBITE in French: Isabelle Durant (Verts/ALE, BE),Co-organiser and co-chair of this Agora, Vice-President of the EP: "One side we need to finance new activities, but as the same time we need to continue to finance the essential things. I think we can do better in providing the primary necessities, access to housing, improving the financial situation, access to food and health care, all those aspect which are essential to each of our citizen's, so we can do better, it is the responsibility of the EU, but as well of the Member states, including the communities. And I would like to express my view on the subsidiarity, which get's on my nerves sometimes, because it gives the impression the communities have to deal with poverty and we the EU are dealing with the bigger worldwide questions. But NO, we are also concerned as European, as MEPs, we are concerned by the support we give or not giving to our communities and cities to respond to concrete and material aspects."
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00:03'32" SOUNBITE in English: Staffan NILSSON, President of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee): "First of all we need to come out of the crisis and we need to have job creations. Besides we need a Social agenda, social policies decided by the Member States and these occasion when you can come to an Agora Forum to discuss and bring your experiences from your Member states and we can put it together, this for me excellent."
00:03'53" SOUNBITE in English: Staffan NILSSON, President of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee): "Just now of course you can face immediate difficulties you can see that the average of people going in pension is lower than the level of pensioner, but look for the demographic change and what every politician thinks is that we need more people for work. So in the future I think even for the elderly people we need them more in the work places and also we need legal regulated good migration policy."
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