Brussels European Council, 19-20/03/1984

Type: Report   Reference: I-001966   Duration: 00:26:16  Lieu: Brussels - Council/Charlemagne
End production: 20/03/1984   First transmission: 20/03/1984
The first European Council of the year took place in Brussels under the French Presidency led by François Mitterrand, President of the French Republic. In spite of intensive preparations for the Council, it was not possible to reach an agreement on the issue of the "correction of the British contribution to the EC budget". However, progress was made on other points, subject to an overall agreement:
- the confirmation of the agreement on the entire compromise package concerning CAP reform
- the launch of a number of new policies and Mediterranean Integrated Programmes
- the decision to initiate negotiations to enlarge the EC
- mastering budgetary and financial discipline in EC countries
- the maximum rate of mobilisation of VAT is set at 1.4%.
Council participants:
- François Mitterrand, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council
- Claude Cheysson, French Minister for External Relations
- Roland Dumas, French Minister for European Affairs
- Andreas Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister
- Theodoros Pangalos, Greek Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
- Helmut Kohl, German Federal Chancellor
- Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Poul Schlüter, Danish Prime Minister
- Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister
- Léo Tindemans, Belgian Minister for External Relations
- Ruud Lubbers, Dutch Prime Minister
- Hans van den Broek, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Pierre Werner, Luxembourgish Prime Minister
- Colette Flesch, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Cooperation
- Bettino Craxi, Italian Prime Minister
- Giulio Andreotti, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister
- Geoffrey Howe, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Garret FitzGerald, Irish Prime Minister
- Peter Barry, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Gaston Thorn, President of the CEC
- François-Xavier Ortoli, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Credit and Investments

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:17:09 Title 00:00:08
00:17:18 Exterior view of the Charlemagne building 00:00:19
00:17:37 Arrival of Ruud Lubbers, Dutch Prime Minister (00:17:55), and Pierre Werner, Luxembourgish Prime Minister (00:18:14). Werner is accompanied by Jean Dondelinger, Head of the Mission of Luxembourg to the EC (00:18:20). (2 shots). 00:00:49
00:18:26 Arrival of Léo Tindemans, Belgian Minister for External Relations. (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:18:45 Arrival of Garret FitzGerald, Irish Prime Minister. (1 shot) 00:00:14
00:18:59 Arrival of Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister. (2 shots) 00:00:16
00:19:15 Arrival of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister. (1 shot) 00:00:17
00:19:32 Arrival of Bettino Craxi, Italian Prime Minister. (1 shot) 00:00:10
00:19:42 Arrival of Gaston Thorn, President of the CEC. (1 shot) 00:00:09
00:19:51 Arrival of ? (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:19:56 Arrival of ? (1 shot) 00:00:16
00:20:12 Arrival of Helmut Kohl, German Federal Chancellor, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs (00:20:30). (1 shot) 00:00:21
00:20:33 Arrival of François Mitterrand, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council, Claude Cheysson, French Minister for External Relations (00:21:03), and Roland Dumas, French Minister for European Affairs (00:21:07, wearing the light-coloured coat). (2 shots) 00:00:42
00:21:15 Arrival of François-Xavier Ortoli, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Credit and Investments. (1 shot) 00:00:02
00:21:17 Arrival of Andreas Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister. (1 shot) 00:00:22
00:21:39 Arrival of Poul Schlüter, Danish Prime Minister, and Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs. (1 shot) 00:00:48
00:22:27 Exterior view of the Charlemagne building. (2 shots) 00:00:26
00:22:53 Council meeting room: - Tracking shot (00:22:54): Hans van den Broek, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs; Ruud Lubbers; Colette Flesch, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Pierre Werner; Giulio Andreotti, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs; Bettino Craxi; Garret FitzGerald. - Margaret Thatcher and Geoffrey Howe, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (00:23:10) - Claude Cheysson, François Mitterrand, Roland Dumas (00:23:13) - Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Helmut Kohl (00:23:20) - Tracking shot (00:23:21): Theodoros Pangalos, Greek Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Andreas Papandreou; Hans-Dietrich Genscher; Helmut Kohl; Poul Schlüter; Uffe Ellemann-Jensen; Wilfried Martens; Léo Tindemans; Margaret Thatcher; Geoffrey Howe; Gaston Thorn (7 shots) 00:01:03
00:23:56 Cutaway shot of journalists. (1 shot) 00:00:38
00:24:34 Exterior view of the Val Duchesse. (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:24:45 Group photo: - 1st row, from left to right: Andreas Papandreou; Garret FitzGerald; Wilfried Martens; Margaret Thatcher; François Mitterrand; Poul Schlüter; Gaston Thorn; Ruud Lubbers - 2nd row, from left to right: François-Xavier Ortoli; Bettino Craxi; Hans-Dietrich Genscher; Pierre Werner; Helmut Kohl; Uffe Ellemann-Jensen - 3rd row, from left to right: Theodoros Pangalos; Geoffrey Howe; Giulio Andreotti; Peter Barry, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Léo Tindemans - 4th row, from left to right: Roland Dumas; Colette Flesch; Claude Cheysson; Hans van den Broek (1 shot) 00:00:43
00:25:28 Exterior views of the Charlemagne building and the Berlaymont. (3 shots) 00:01:43
00:26:16 Demonstration in front of the Charlemagne building. Banners reading "March for Europe", "Europe must not be built on the ruins of agriculture". (5 shots) 00:00:55
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