The institutions of the European Union: Description of the composition and work of the institutions of the European Union, as well as the systems for decision taking. The clip also refers to the work of the Intergovernmental Conference. The European Union: The clip contains an explanation on the political objectives of the European Union and the three pillars on which it is made up. The viewer will also find a short historical explanation on the Member States, as well as basic statistics on the European Union. Foreign Affairs: The European Union has a very active presence on the international stage. This clip explains the major principals by which the European Foreign Policies are being administrated as well as a description of the objectives of the Security Policy. It also points out major contacts between the Union and various regions around the globe. The Single Currency: The clip explains the composition and the advantages of the new European single currency: the Euro. Six major arguments are used to justify the starting up of this new currency, crowning the process of economic union within the European Union. The clip also contains the timetable planned for the entry into force of the Euro.
Type: HISTORY Reference: I-000632 Date: 20/06/1996 Duration: 24:33