Visit of Albert II, King of the Belgians, to the EC: arrival and welcome by José Manuel Barroso, visit of the exhibition, round table
End production: 02/05/2012 First transmission: 02/05/2012
On 2 May 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Albert II, King of the Belgians. This meeting took place in the margin of the 2000th weekly meeting of the College of the EC. The first meeting of the EC took place on 06/07/1967, after the entry into force of the "Merger Treaty" (or "Brussels Treaty") on 01/07/1967. This Treaty created a single institutional structure, including the Commission as a single executive, for the European Communities.
To mark this anniversary, an exhibition was shown from 27/04/2012 to 07/05/2012 on the ground floor (Piazza) of the Berlaymont building. It displayed the table of the College meetings in use in the late 1960s, a video recalling the various Colleges since 1958, a selection of pictures illustrating the history of the institution, and copies of the agenda and minutes of the College meetings number 1, 500, 1000 and 1500.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Joint arrival of Albert II, King of the Belgians, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and handshake (3 shots)
||Albert II, King of the Belgians, and José Manuel Barroso visiting the commemorative exhibition of the weekly meetings of the College of the EC on the occasion of the 2000th meeting (10 shots)
||Round table with Albert II, King of the Belgians, and José Manuel Barroso (3 shots)