Enlargement of the Schengen area: port of Tallinn

Type: Report   Reference: I-056030   Duration: 11:25:50  Lieu:
End production: 21/12/2007   First transmission: 21/12/2007
As of 21 December 2007, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia became part of the Schengen area. Controls at internal land and sea borders between these countries and the 15 previous Member States were lifted. This resulted in a very tangible expression of the free movement ideal: this latest enlargement extended the free movement area by 4,278 km.

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11:23:06 Title 00:00:04
11:23:11 Various views of the port of Tallinn, and docking of the ship which transported Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister, to Estonia (4 shots) 00:00:22
11:23:33 Arrival of Matti Vanhanen 00:00:08
11:23:41 Estonian border guard orchestra playing 00:00:12
11:23:53 VIP's listening to European anthem being played 00:00:09
11:24:02 Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, (in ENGLISH) saying that they believe their external borders are those of the European Union and that is in the interest of all EU citizens to be able to move in the Union, in their own country as well in all of the others freely and without hindrances; they believe in an open and secure Europe; their trust in their fellow Member States is one of the cornerstones of the Union (2 shots) 00:00:26
11:24:28 VIP's applauding 00:00:05
11:24:33 Cutaway of photographers 00:00:04
11:24:37 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, (in ENGLISH) saying that it was a great day for symbolic political reasons but also for practical reasons; because it is almost unthinkable what we are living today when we think how Europe was some years ago: a Europe divided by the Iron curtain, and now all the countries, all the people living together in peace around the values of freedom and democracy 00:00:38
11:25:15 Cutaway: José Manuel Barroso on the stage 00:00:07
11:25:22 Estonian rock-band "The Sun" playing and singing their cover song "Welcome to Estonia" (2 shots) 00:00:08
11:25:30 Estonian border guard orchestra playing 00:00:02
11:25:32 Family photo (3 shots) 00:00:18
11:25:50 Firework display (3 shots) 00:00:15
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