Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Founding fathers of the EU: Altiero Spinelli

884 741 views

The Italian politician Altiero Spinelli was one of the fathers of the European Union.He was the leading figure behind the European Parliament’s proposal for a Treatyon a federal European Union - the so-called ‘Spinelli Plan’. This was adopted in1984 by an overwhelming majority in the Parliament and provided an importantinspiration for the strengthening of the EU Treaties in the 1980s and ‘90s.
As a 17-year old, Spinelli joined the Communist Party, as a consequence of whichhe was imprisoned by the Italian fascist regime between 1927 and 1943. At theend of the Second World War, he established the Federalist Movement in Italy.
In his role as adviser to personalities such as De Gasperi, Spaak and Monnet, heworked for European unification. A trained juror, he also furthered the Europeancause in the academic field, and created the Institute for International Affairs in Rome.As a member of the European Commission he took over the area of internal policy from 1970 to 1976.
For three years he served as a Member of the Italian Parliament for the Communist Party before being electedto the European Parliament in 1979.

Type: Clip   Reference: I-072673   Date: 04/05/2012   Duration: 00:55
Personalities:   Spinelli, Altiero  

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






Related videos

00:47 Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet
Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet
Ref: I-072670
Date: 04/05/2012
00:55 Founding fathers of the EU: Altiero Spinelli
Founding fathers of the EU: Altiero Spinelli
Ref: I-072673
Date: 04/05/2012
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
00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Walter Hallstein
Founding fathers of the EU: Walter Hallstein
Ref: I-072675
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
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
More videos

Video Player   Need some help?


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


Fri 21/09
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 15 and 16 October Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King, in collaboration with the European Commission's Security Union Task Force and the European Political Strategy Centre, is organising a High-Level Conference on ‘Election Interference in the Digital Age: Building Resilience to...
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 21 September 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 24 septembre 2018 23-25/09 Informal meeting of agriculture ministers President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit organised in the margins of the General Assembly of the...
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2018 Global Forum takes important steps to tackle overcapacity. At the Ministerial meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity, held in Paris on 20 September, the world's biggest steel-producing nations agreed to further reduce capacity wherever necessary, avoid that overcapacity...
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2018 The European Commission invites comments on commitments submitted by Transgaz to address competition concerns regarding the free flow of natural gas from Romania.
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2018 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with a high-level delegation of the European Union will be in New York next week for the Ministerial week of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2018 EU countries lost almost €150 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2016, according to a new study published today by the European Commission. The so-called 'VAT Gap' shows the difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually collected.
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 September 2018 VAT Gap: Frequently asked questions See also IP/18/5787 What is VAT? Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax, charged on most goods and services traded in the EU.
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 09 / 2018 Brussels, 21 September 2018 Boosting Multilateralism: President Juncker and a high-level EU delegation at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly Ministerial week President Jean-Claude Juncker will be in New York next week for the 73rd United Nations General...
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Dublin, 21 September 2018 Closing Speech by Vice-President Šefčovič, in charge of Energy Union, at the Citizens' Energy Forum, in Dublin.   I am very pleased to be able to join you here in Dublin as the Citizens' Energy Forum is about...
Thu 20/09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2018 The European Commission has found that Italy's grants of €44 million to the Naples port authority to refurbish dry-docks rented out to Cantieri del Mediterraneo was in breach of EU State aid rules.

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, 2018