Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet

890 363 views

The French political and economic adviser Jean Monnet dedicated himself to thecause of European integration. He was the inspiration behind the ‘Schuman Plan’,which foresaw the merger of west European heavy industry.
Monnet was from the Cognac region of France. When he left school at 16 hetravelled internationally as a cognac dealer, later also as a banker. During bothworld wars he held high-level positions relating to the coordination of industrialproduction in France and the United Kingdom.
As a top adviser to the French government he was the main inspiration behind thefamous ‘Schuman Declaration’ of 9 May 1950, which led to the creation of theEuropean Coal and Steel Community and, as such, is considered to be the birth ofthe European Union. Between 1952 and 1955 he was the first president of its executive body.

Type: Clip   Reference: I-072670   Date: 04/05/2012   Duration: 00:47
Personalities:   Monnet, Jean  

Languages: ORIGINAL
© European Union, 2012   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Diana Cioponea
To download, please log in






Related videos

00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Konrad Adenauer
Founding fathers of the EU: Konrad Adenauer
Ref: I-072668
Date: 04/05/2012
00:50 Founding fathers of the EU: Robert Schuman
Founding fathers of the EU: Robert Schuman
Ref: I-072669
Date: 04/05/2012
00:53 Founding fathers of the EU: Joseph Bech
Founding fathers of the EU: Joseph Bech
Ref: I-072676
Date: 04/05/2012
00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Paul-Henri Spaak
Founding fathers of the EU: Paul-Henri Spaak
Ref: I-072671
Date: 04/05/2012
01:02 Founding fathers of the EU: Sicco Mansholt
Founding fathers of the EU: Sicco Mansholt
Ref: I-072853
Date: 04/05/2012
00:54 Founding fathers of the EU: Alcide De Gasperi
Founding fathers of the EU: Alcide De Gasperi
Ref: I-072674
Date: 04/05/2012
00:47 Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet
Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet
Ref: I-072670
Date: 04/05/2012
00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Walter Hallstein
Founding fathers of the EU: Walter Hallstein
Ref: I-072675
Date: 04/05/2012
More videos

Video Player   Need some help?


You don't find what you are looking for? Ask us!


Fri 11/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The European Commission is organising a conference "Countering online disinformation - Towards a more transparent, credible and diverse digital media ecosystem" in Brussels on 29 January 2019.
Thu 17/01
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 17 January 2019 Juncker Plan: Commission welcomes European Parliament's position on InvestEU The European Commission welcomes yesterday's vote by the European Parliament to agree its position on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment...
Thu 17/01
European Commission - EUROSTAT December 2018 - December 2018 - - - Brussels, 17 January 2019 The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.6% in December 2018, down from 1.9% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.7% in December 2018, down from 2.0%...
Thu 17/01
European Commission - EUROSTAT - - - - Brussels, 17 January 2019 In November 2018 compared with October 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it increased by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical...
Wed 16/01
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 16 January 2019 The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to agree its position on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget.
Wed 16/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2019 An investigation has confirmed a significant increase of imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar into the European Union that has caused economic damage to European producers.
Wed 16/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2019 As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019. From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change...
Fri 28/09
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 16 January 2019 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries? The Cotonou Partnership Agreement is the legal framework ruling relations between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).
Wed 16/01
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 16 January 2019 EU increases its humanitarian assistance – record budget adopted for 2019 As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion...
Wed 16/01
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 16 January 2019 First Vice-President Frans Timmermans Thank you very much, Mr President. The vote last night in the House of Commons was crystal clear. The Withdrawal Agreement has been rejected.

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2019