First weekly meeting of the Malfatti Commission
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
The footage shows the first meeting of the Commission of the European Communities under the presidency of Franco Maria Malfatti.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||All the members of the CEC meet in the CEC meeting room. Speech by Franco Maria Malfatti, President of the CEC (in FRENCH): He says that he is aware of the responsibility placed upon him and the importance of the tasks that need to be accomplished (00:08:50). He says that they must keep in mind the important and decisive work which has been accomplished by the previous members of the European Executives (00:09:00). He adds that he is aware that this Commission shall assume heavy responsibilities at a decisive moment in the construction of the Community (00:10:20). The task of the CEC must not be limited to managing technical problems; it must also be an engine for integration (00:10:52). (1 shot)
||Overall view of the members of the CEC. Round table: Franco Maria Malfatti, President of the CEC; to his right, Raymond Barre, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs and the Statistical Office; Jean-François Deniau, Member of the CEC in charge of Coordination of Enlargement Negotiation and Development Aid; Ralf Dahrendorf, Member of the CEC in charge of External Relations and External Trade; Albert Coppé, Member of the CEC in charge of Social Affairs, Transport, Personnel and Administration, Credit and Investment, Budgets and Financial Control; Sicco Mansholt, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of Agriculture; Wilhelm Haferkamp, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of Internal Market and Approximation of Legislation, Energy, Supply Agency, Safeguards and Controls; Altiero Spinelli, Member of the CEC in charge of Industrial Affairs, General Research and Technology and the Joint Research Centre; Albert Borschette, Member of the CEC in charge of Competition, Regional Policy, Press and Information and the Dissemination of Information, and Emile Noël, Secretary-General of the CEC. Close-up of Raymond Barre (00:14:18), of Franco Maria Malfatti (00:14:23); Jean-François Deniau (00:14:29); Ralf Dahrendorf and Albert Coppé (00:14:37, from left to right); Albert Borschette (00:14:43); Emile Noël (00:14:56); Sicco Mansholt (00:15:03); Wilhelm Haferkamp (00:15:07) and Altiero Spinelli (00:15:11).