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Italy: Merkel and Conte talk Brexit, migration and future of EU

1 11.11.2019 Инфо

M/S German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arriving at joint press conference, Rome
SOT, Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister (Italian): "We are in the starting phase of the European legislature which strengthens the joint commitment towards European solutions to make our actions more efficient, to collect, address and solve the main challenges that await us. We talk about European migration management, relaunching economic growth. We are going through an unfavourable economic situation, not favourable at all. Boost employment in Europe. Fight together against climate change." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister (Italian): "We have to keep on working in this direction because European citizens should not experience disillusionment and we must not feed intolerance. Thus the disintegrating forces of the common European home. The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, which was celebrated on Saturday, must remember us how the values of Europe must find a vigilant and effective garrison in the institutions." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister (Italian): "We understand the reasons, the worries, the care for safety but, you know the Italian government's position: Turkey must play its role as a member of NATO and the anti-Daesh coalition responsibly. In order to ensure the stabilization that must concern the entire regional area."
SOT, Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister (Italian): "I want to publicly thank the German government and Germany because on the subject of migration it did not miss to help Italy. Germany is a country where, if we talk about sensitivity to the overall picture of problems, and if we talk sensitivity towards the need for distribution it is a country on the front line." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
W/S Press conference
SOT, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (German): "The bilateral relations are close but we surely can intensify them, also on the whole breadth of our government work. Of course, we work closely together in the economic fields, you have pointed to the interlacing and we all see that international trade tension influence our economy. We see that in Germany, you have pointed out the close interdependence value winning chain, especially in the automotive industry but also in mechanical engineering. We must do our utmost to maintain a multilateral and rule-based trading system." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (German): "I believe we have succeeded in shaping the process of the parting of Britain from the European Union. We are very thankful to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker and will work together that future relationships between our countries, the European Union, and Great Britain will be close and trusting. A lot of work lies ahead of us even if the exit agreement has been completed."
SOT, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (German): "We know that we must fight the causes of migration and that is why I am very happy that you will come to Berlin next week to take part at the conference 'Compact with Africa'. We share the same vision that only economic development of African states can give young people perspectives." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (German): "I think it (the Malta agreement) sent a good message to everyone because we cannot debate about every ship. But there still is a lot to do, I want to say this very clearly, to reach a fair division of tasks throughout Europe. I believe that we should not abandon the countries that form the Schengen external border, the maritime Schengen external border and that we have to discuss migration issues with each other."
M/S End of press conference
M/S Merkel and Conte leaving
SCRIPT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte held a joint press conference in Rome on Monday where they praised September's Malta migrant redistribution agreement and Italian-German co-operation.
"The bilateral relations are close but we surely can intensify them, also on the whole breadth of our government work," stated the Merkel, adding that they must do their "utmost to maintain a multilateral and rule-based trading system."
The German chancellor believes the EU had succeeded "in shaping the process of the parting of Britain from the European Union," aiming for "close and trusting" future relationships.
"We are in the starting phase of the European legislature which strengthens the joint commitment towards European solutions to make our actions more efficient, to collect, address and solve the main challenges that await us," emphasised Conte
Both commended the temporary redistribution plan for migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean agreed on in September Malta, Italy, Germany, France and Finland but warned a lot of work was still to be done to reach a "fair division of tasks throughout Europe."
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