Exchange of views with Olli REHN, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro: extracts (EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs)
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Event date 25/04/2013
Short description Cutaways of the meeting and soundbites of Olli Rehn
Duration 03:32
Reference 93376
Background The European Commission's austerity focus was widely lambasted by centre-left MEPs at Thursday's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) meeting with Commissioner Olli Rehn, only a week after he last came in for strong criticism in Parliament's plenary chamber. But the centre right's lead MEP urged Mr Rehn to show more bravery and conviction amid growing signs that the Commission may to bow to anti-austerity campaigners. By contrast, centre-left MEPs argued that Mr Rehn's comments did not go far enough. Some said that austerity was simply not working and no longer had any political or social support, others that EU countries need new incentives, not just slower reform.

Read more about the debate in the ECON: Commissioner Rehn pledges slower austerity to critical MEPs
Production format Pre-edited
Format 16:9
Copyright © European Union, 2013
Filename ebs93376[Lo-VI].mp4
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