A History of the European Union: 1994 - 1999

Type: Archives [long]   Référence: I029395   Durée: 29:56  Lieu: Strasbourg - EP/Palais de l'Europe,Brussels,Copenhagen,Cologne,Luxembourg,Brussels - EC,Amsterdam - National Bank of the Netherlands,Amsterdam - Royal Palace,Brussels - EP,London - Lancaster House,Turin - Lingotto Conference Centre,Frankfurt-on-Main - Eurotower,Vienna - Parliament,Sarajevo - International Airport,The Hague,Libreville,Marrakesh,Finland,Norway,Sweden,Tampere,Mostar,Frankfurt-on-Main - European Central Bank,Singapore,Strasbourg - Palais des droits de l'homme,Sarajevo,Helsinki,Brussels - EC/Breydel,Turin,Brussels - National Airport,Vienna,Rio de Janeiro,Mauritius,Taormina,Seattle,London,Amsterdam,Berlin,Dublin,Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius,Rwanda
This archive video stockshot presents the main events in the history of the European Union from 1994 to 1999.

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00:00:00 Generic and title 00:00:28
00:00:28 1. 1994 00:03:32
00:00:28 Title 00:00:05
00:00:33 01/01/1994: Creation of the European Monetary Institute (EMI), embryo of the future European Central Bank - Exterior of the Eurotower, headquarters of the EMI, in Frankfurt 00:00:04
00:00:37 Nameplate in the hall of the EMI 00:00:11
00:00:48 Meeting chaired by Alexandre Lamfalussy, President of the EMI (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:00:55 01/02/1994: End of the enlargement negotiations with Sweden, Finland, Austria and Norway - Round table 00:00:08
00:01:02 Swedish delegation 00:00:05
00:01:07 Finnish delegation 00:00:05
00:01:13 Austrian delegation 00:00:11
00:01:23 Norwegian delegation 00:00:14
00:01:37 09-10/03/1994: Constituent Assembly of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Jacques Blanc becomes its first President - General view of the meeting 00:00:07
00:01:44 Election of Jacques Blanc (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:01:59 12-15/04/1994: GATT Signature in Marrakesh of the Multilateral Negotiations of the Uruguay Round - Procession of the Moroccan Royal Guard 00:00:05
00:02:05 Signature ceremony 00:00:04
00:02:09 Signature by Sir Leon Brittan, Vice-President of the EC in charge of External Economic Affairs (North America, Japan, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe) and Trade Policy 00:00:04
00:02:13 Original document 00:00:05
00:02:18 12/06/1994: Election of the European Parliament. Klaus Hänsch will be elected President on 19/07/1994 - Exterior view of the European Parliament building in Brussels 00:00:05
00:02:23 Results of the vote declaring Klaus Hänsch President (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:02:45 12/06/1994: Austrian Referendum on accession to the European Union. The "yes" wins with 66.4% - Exterior view of the Austrian Parliament building in Vienna 00:00:03
00:02:48 Jacques Delors, President of the CEC, and Thomas Klestil, Federal President of Austria 00:00:06
00:02:54 General view of the hemicycle of the Austrian Parliament 00:00:05
00:02:59 15/07/1994: Extraordinary European Council of Brussels. Jacques Santer is elected future President of the European Commission for an initial mandate in January 1995 - Arrival of Jacques Santer, Luxembourgish Prime Minister and Minister for Culture and Finance and future President of the EC 00:00:07
00:03:05 Round table of the Council meeting (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:03:14 15/10/1994: Finnish referendum on accession to the European Union. The "yes" wins with 56.9% - Finnish flag 00:00:03
00:03:17 Polling stations (4 shots) 00:00:15
00:03:32 13/11/1994: Swedish Referendum on accession to the European Union. The "yes" wins with 52.3% - Popular scenes (5 shots) 00:00:17
00:03:50 28/11/1994: Norwegian Referendum on accession to the European Union. The "no" wins with 52.1% - Norwegian flag 00:00:03
00:03:53 Election campaign 00:00:03
00:03:56 Meeting of Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian Prime Minister 00:00:04
00:04:00 2. 1995 00:04:19
00:04:00 Title 00:00:05
00:04:05 02/01/1995: Official entry of Sweden, Finland and Austria into the European Union - Raising of the flags in front of the European Commission in Brussels (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:04:18 23/01/1995: Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as President of the European Commission - Outside of the Breydel, building of the European Commission in Brussels 00:00:03
00:04:21 Jacques Delors welcomes Jacques Santer (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:04:44 Departure of Jacques Delors 00:00:08
00:04:52 25/01/1995: First official meeting of the Santer Commission - Arrival of Jacques Santer, President of the EC 00:00:05
00:04:57 Round table of the Commission meeting (5 shots) 00:00:22
00:05:19 Group photo of the Santer Commission 00:00:05
00:05:24 06-12/03/1995: World Summit on development in Copenhagen. 182 participating countries recognise the importance of development and of the right to well-being for all - Exterior view of the conference centre 00:00:03
00:05:27 Arrival of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the United Nations (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:05:36 General view of the plenary session 00:00:03
00:05:39 Statement by Jacques Santer, President of the EC, (in FRENCH) saying that the globalization of the economies must now make sense. 00:00:14
00:05:53 Applause 00:00:04
00:05:57 27/03/1995: First day of the Schengen Convention in force in Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy - Channel of 'Schengen passengers' at Brussels-National airport (6 shots) 00:00:21
00:06:17 29/05/1995: Inauguration of the new Council building 'Justus Lipsius' in Brussels - Exterior view of the building 00:00:05
00:06:22 Inaugural ceremony 00:00:05
00:06:27 Symbolic key of the building 00:00:03
00:06:30 Nameplate of the building (3 shots) 00:00:11
00:06:41 02-03/06/1995: 40th Anniversary of the Messina Conference and creation of the think tank at the IGC in Taormina - General views of Taormina (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:06:58 Round table 00:00:07
00:07:05 Group photo 00:00:05
00:07:10 29/06/1995: Inauguration of the European Court of Human Rights - Exterior view of the building in Strasbourg 00:00:04
00:07:13 Group photo 00:00:05
00:07:18 Inaugural ceremony 00:00:15
00:07:33 17/07/1995: Election in the European Parliament of the first Mediator of the European Union, Jacob Söderman - General view of the hemicycle 00:00:06
00:07:39 Result of the vote (2 shots) 00:00:06
00:07:45 Klaus Hänsch, President of the European Parliament, gives his nomination to Jacob Söderman (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:07:53 04/11/1995: Signature in Mauritius of the revised Lome IV Convention between the European Union and the ACP countries - External view of the auditorium 00:00:03
00:07:56 General view of the meeting 00:00:04
00:08:00 Signature by Javier Solana, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, and João de Deus Pinheiro, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries and South Africa, and the Lomé Convention 00:00:05
00:08:04 Official document 00:00:09
00:08:13 Exchange of the official documents 00:00:06
00:08:20 3. 1996 00:03:27
00:08:20 Title 00:00:05
00:08:24 29/02/1996: Signature of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and 12 Mediterranean countries - General view of the signature ceremony 00:00:02
00:08:27 Signature by Susanna Agnelli, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, and the Moroccan Minister for Fishing (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:08:35 Signature by Manuel Marín, Vice-President of the EC in charge of External Relations with Southern Mediterranean Countries, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia (except Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) including Development Aid 00:00:04
00:08:40 26/03/1996: Launching in of the Intergovernmental Conference 96 (IGC96), charged with the reform of the European Institutions - General view of Turin 00:00:04
00:08:43 Exterior view of the Lingotto building 00:00:03
00:08:46 Susanna Agnelli, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council 00:00:04
00:08:50 Round table (3 shots) 00:00:10
00:09:00 Group photo (2 shots) 00:00:20
00:09:20 12-13/04/1996: Ministerial conference for the rebuilding of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnian delegation 00:00:06
00:09:26 Conference presidency 00:00:08
00:09:33 Overall view of the conference 00:00:05
00:09:39 13-17/09/1996: Control of the free elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Electoral posters in Sarajevo (3 shots) 00:00:08
00:09:46 Arrival of Members of the European Parliament at Sarajevo airport (2 shots) 00:00:05
00:09:51 Control of the polls and polling stations in Sarajevo (6 shots) 00:00:24
00:10:15 09-12/11/1996: Visit of Emma Bonino, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries, Consumer Policy and the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO), to Rwandan Refugees - Rwandan refugees on the road (3 shots) 00:00:13
00:10:29 Emma Bonino visiting a refugee camp (5 shots) 00:00:22
00:10:50 13/12/1996: The European Council of Dublin reveals the graphic art of the future euro notes, carried out by Austrian artist Robert Kalina - Euro notes for 10, 100 and 500 euro (4 shots) 00:00:13
00:11:03 13/12/1996: Signature in Singapore of the first Treaty with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) - General view of Singapore 00:00:03
00:11:06 Entrance to the conference centre 00:00:05
00:11:11 General view of the meeting 00:00:04
00:11:15 Journalists 00:00:04
00:11:18 Signature ceremony (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:11:33 Statement by Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the WTO, (in ENGLISH) saying that the way forward is further liberalisation. 00:00:14
00:11:46 4. 1997 00:04:32
00:11:46 Title 00:00:05
00:11:51 24/02/1997: Signature of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the Palestinian Authority - Signature ceremony in the presence of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian Authority, and Hans Van Mierlo, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council (4 shots) 00:00:27
00:12:18 28/05/1997: The 50th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan gives rise to the signing of the Mutual Assistance Agreement between the European Union and the United States - Flags in the Hague 00:00:05
00:12:24 20/11/1997: During the special European Council of Luxembourg on employment, 20,000 trade unionists demonstrate in the streets of Luxembourg - Signature ceremony 00:00:04
00:12:28 Signature by Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State 00:00:06
00:12:33 Signature by Sir Leon Brittan, Vice-President of the EC in charge of External Relations with North America, Australia, New-Zealand, Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, Common Commercial Policy and Relations with OECD and WTO; alongside Hans Van Mierlo, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, and Madeleine Albright 00:00:04
00:12:37 16-18/06/1997: European Council of Amsterdam decides in favour of the revision of the Treaties. In parallel, the graphic artwork for the euro coins, carried out by Luc Luyckx, is revealed - Exterior view of the 'Nederlandsche Bank', Council meeting venue 00:00:05
00:12:42 The Dutch presidency logo 00:00:03
00:12:45 Group photo 00:00:07
00:12:52 Heads of State or Government with bicycles (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:13:03 Euro coins revealed by Gerrit Zalm, Dutch Minister for Finance and President in office of the Council, and Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Monetary Matters (in agreement with the President), Credit and Investments and the Statistical Office (3 shots) 00:00:24
00:13:27 16/07/1997: Presentation, before the European Parliament, of the Agenda 2000 of the European Commission by Jacques Santer, President of the EC - Exterior view of the European Parliament in Strasbourg 00:00:09
00:13:36 General view of the hemicycle 00:00:04
00:13:40 Statement by Jacques Santer (in FRENCH) on the Agenda 2000 communication designed by the European Commission. (2 shots) 00:00:28
00:14:09 02/10/1997: Official signature ceremony of the Treaty of Amsterdam. The treaty will enter into force on 01/05/1999 - Exterior view of the royal palace 00:00:08
00:14:17 Signature by Hans Van Mierlo, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:14:28 Applause (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:14:40 Treaty of Amsterdam (2 shots) 00:00:17
00:14:57 05-06/11/1997: First meeting of Heads of State or Government of the European Union and the ACP countries - General view of the meeting venue 00:00:07
00:15:04 Overall view of the meeting 00:00:05
00:15:09 Round table 00:00:08
00:15:17 João de Deus Pinheiro, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries and South Africa, and the Lomé Convention, and Jacques Santer, President of the EC 00:00:05
00:15:22 Demonstrators in the streets (5 shots) 00:00:38
00:15:59 Group photo of the Heads of State or Government (2 shots) 00:00:19
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