Navigation path

Login   |   Register
 

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









The EP and the Construction of Europe (part 4)

521 views

On September 3rd 1939, Nazi Germany rejects the Allied ultimatum. France, UK, along with India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, declare war on Germany. Germany's official surrender is signed on May 7th 1945. The conflict is brought to an end. On 18 April 1951, in Paris, Robert Schuman for France, Konrad Adenauer for Germany, Paul van Zeeland and Joseph Meurice for Belgium, Count Carlo Sforza for Italy, Joseph Bech for Luxembourg and Dirk Stikker and Jan van den Brink for the Netherlands sign the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). On 25 March 1957 on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, the representatives of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands sign the Treaties of Rome consisting of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom). The treaties come into effect on 1 January 1958. On 30 March 1962 European Parliamentary Assembly changes its name to 'European Parliament'. On 1 January 1973, Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom join the European Communities, bringing the number of members to nine. Greek EC membership obtained in 1981. On 1 January 1986, Spain and Portugal join the European Economic Community, which thereafter becomes the ‘Europe of the Twelve’. The Maastricht Treaty, formally the Treaty of the European Union (TEU), is agreed and signed by the states in Maastricht on 7 February 1992. The Treaty enters into force on 1 November 1993. The new European dynamism and the continent's changing geopolitics lead to the accession of three more countries - Austria, Finland and Sweden - on 1 January 1995. The Europe of Fifteen is born. The Amsterdam Treaty comes into force on 1 May 1999. The European Commission's Strategic Report of October 9 2002 recommended 10 candidate countries for inclusion in the EU: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, and Cyprus in 2004. On 29 October 2004, the Heads of State or Government of the 25 Member States and the 3 candidate countries signed the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. The people of France and the Netherlands rejected the text of the Constitution on 29 May and 1 June respectively.
Part 1: From World War II to the ECSC
Part 2: From the Treaty of Rome to the first European elections
Part 3: From the first European elections to the Treaty of Maastricht
Part 4: From the Treaty of Maastricht to the last enlargements
Part 5: From the last enlargements to the European Constitution

SHOTLIST

Type: HISTORY   Reference: I-075537   Date: 30/10/2012   Duration: 09:08
To download, please log in



Related media

1st day events after the award of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize® to the EU
Ref: P-022382/00-01
Date: 11/12/2012
Direct broadcast in Paris of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize® award ceremony
Ref: P-022388/00-01
Date: 10/12/2012
Award ceremony of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize® to the EU
Ref: P-022380/00-01
Date: 10/12/2012
The Berlaymont building with "European Union Recipient of the 2012 Nobel Peace ...
Ref: P-022390/00-01
Date: 10/12/2012
1st day events ahead of the award of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize® to the EU
Ref: P-022379/00-01
Date: 09/12/2012
2012 Nobel Peace Prize®: common press conference by Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman ...
Ref: 90648
Date: 09/12/2012
2012 Nobel Peace Prize®: extracts from the common press conference by Herman van ...
Ref: 90972
Date: 09/12/2012
Joint press conference on the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize®: remarks by José Manuel ...
Ref: I-075607
Date: 09/12/2012
Video Player   Need some help?


 
 
Investment plan


Fri 29/05
European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 29 May 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 2/6 and 16/6:Commission Hosts Annual High-Level Meetings with Philosophical and Non-Confessional Organisations (2 June) and with Religious Leaders (16 June) 2/6: Commission...
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 29 May 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 1 juin Informal Agrifish Council (01-02/06), Riga. President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with the Heads of the Commission Representations, in Luxembourg.
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Today, the new EU regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, held its first board meeting and adopted European response programmes for € 40 million. It will provide aid to 400,000 Syrian refugees and host communities in need in...
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 With the new 5G agreement, the EU will join forces with Japan to cope with the increasing need for wireless Internet and complement current efforts to create a Digital Single Market in Europe. Günther H.
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Today the European Commission has published a new report on transitional arrangements on free movement for Croatian workers, concluding that future potential flows of Croatian workers to other EU Member States are likely to be small and unlikely to lead to...
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Public support for the European Union's humanitarian aid has gone up in spite of the economic crisis. Nine out of 10 citizens (90%) believe it is important for the EU to continue funding humanitarian aid, a rise of two percentage points...
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31 May, the Commission publishes a Eurobarometer on Europeans’ attitudes towards tobacco. The survey reveals a downward trend in tobacco use across Europe.
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Fact Sheet 29 May 2015 Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, met in Tokyo on 29 May 2015 for the 23rd Summit between Japan and the European Union (EU)...
Fri 29/05
European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 29 May 2015 What is free movement of workers? It is one of the fundamental freedoms of the EU. It includes the right of every EU citizen to move freely to another Member State and: -       look for a job in another EU country;...
Fri 29/05
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 29 / 05 / 2015 Brussels, 29 May 2015 EU- Japan Summit in Tokyo The 23rd bilateral summit between the European Union and Japan is taking place today in Tokyo, Japan. European Commission President Juncker, European Council President Tusk and Japanese Prime Minister...

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, 2015