EU enlargement: review 1991-2002

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End production: 24/09/2002
Chronicle of the major steps from the signing of the first European Agreements in 1991 to the European Council in Barcelona in 2002.

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00:00:00 Generic and title 00:00:25
00:00:25 I. European Agreements: 9 Countries, 1991-1996 00:08:44
00:00:25 Title 00:00:05
00:00:30 General view 00:00:09
00:00:39 Representatives from Poland and Hungary (2 shots) 00:00:21
00:01:00 Signature of European agreement with Poland, 16/12/91 (2 shots) 00:00:20
00:01:20 Hans van den Broek, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, signing on behalf of the EC 00:00:16
00:01:36 Signature of European Agreement with Hungary, 16/12/91 (3 shots) 00:00:29
00:02:05 Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Member States 00:00:04
00:02:09 Exchange of documents and handshake 00:00:29
00:02:38 Jacques Delors, President of the CEC 00:00:10
00:02:48 Signature of European Agreement with Romania, 1/2/93 (5 shots) 00:01:12
00:04:00 Exchange of documents, handshake and celebratory drink with Jacques Delors (2 shots) 00:00:33
00:04:33 General view 00:00:13
00:04:46 Signature of European Agreement with Bulgaria, 8/03/93 (4 shots) 00:00:34
00:05:20 Jacques Delors 00:00:06
00:05:26 Exchange of documents, handshake 00:00:16
00:05:42 Signature of European Agreement with Slovakia, 4/10/1993 (6 shots) 00:00:40
00:06:22 Exchange of documents, handshake 00:00:11
00:06:33 Signature of European Agreement with Czech Republic, 4/10/1993 (5 shots) 00:00:39
00:07:12 Handshake and exchange of documents 00:00:16
00:07:28 Celebratory toast (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:07:43 General view of representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (5 shots) 00:00:20
00:08:03 Signature of European Agreement with Estonia, 12/06/1995 00:00:03
00:08:06 Signature of European Agreement with Latvia, 12/06/1995 00:00:03
00:08:09 Signature of European Agreement with Lithuania, 12/06/1995 00:00:06
00:08:15 Celebratory toast with Jacques Santer, President of the EC 00:00:10
00:08:25 General view 00:00:07
00:08:32 Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian Prime Minister 00:00:04
00:08:36 Hans van den Broek, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations 00:00:05
00:08:41 Signature of European Agreement with Slovenia, 10/06/96 (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:09:00 Handshake and exchange of documents 00:00:09
00:09:09 II. Association Agreement, Turkey, 1963 00:01:44
00:09:09 Title 00:00:05
00:09:15 Signature by Turkey of Association Agreement, 25/06/63 (filmed in black and white) (2 shots) 00:00:50
00:10:05 Handshakes (5 shots) 00:00:32
00:10:37 Celebratory toast (2 shots) (Association Agreements were signed also with Malta in December 1970 and Cyprus in December 1972) 00:00:17
00:10:54 III. European Council Copenhagen, 1993 For the first time accession criteria are defined 00:00:55
00:10:54 Title 00:00:04
00:10:59 Exterior (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:11:11 Round table (2 shots) 00:00:16
00:11:27 Group photo (2 shots) 00:00:22
00:11:49 IV. European Council Luxembourg, 1997 It was decided to launch negotiations with six countries: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, and Cyprus (12-13/12/97). 00:01:42
00:11:49 Title 00:00:05
00:11:55 Exterior 00:00:04
00:11:59 Round table (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:12:23 Group photo (2 shots) 00:00:25
00:12:48 General view of final press conference 00:00:07
00:12:55 Group photo with the candidate countries (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:13:08 Exterior press room plus newspaper headlines on decision to enlarge the European Union (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:13:32 V. European Conference London, 1998 This conference of Member States and candidate countries discussed the main political themes of enlargement before formal negotiations opened in Brussels the same month. Turkey, though invited, did not attend. 00:01:40
00:13:32 Title 00:00:04
00:13:37 Flags and Big Ben 00:00:09
00:13:46 Journalists (2 shots) 00:00:14
00:14:00 Exteriors of Lancaster House (2 shots) 00:00:16
00:14:16 Arrival of Romanian Delegation 00:00:18
00:14:34 Round table with Tony Blair, British Prime Minister 00:00:14
00:14:48 Jacques Santer, President of the EC, and Hans van den Broek 00:00:07
00:14:55 Round table (2 shots) 00:00:17
00:15:12 VI. Accession Negotiations: First Group of Six Countries, 1998 Ministerial meeting of Member States and candidate countries to start the accession process, Brussels, March 1998 00:01:27
00:15:12 Title 00:00:04
00:15:17 Toast to success at launch of first negotiations by Robin Cook, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, March 1998 (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:15:39 Exterior of Council building, Brussels 00:00:04
00:15:43 Round table with candidate countries (9 shots) 00:00:57
00:16:40 VII. Extraordinary European Council Berlin, 1999 Council adopts Agenda 2000 and its financial perspectives for 2000-06 including expenditures for accession of new Member States. 00:00:56
00:16:40 Title 00:00:04
00:16:45 Exteriors (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:17:00 Round table with EU Member States (4 shots) 00:00:25
00:17:25 Group photo (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:17:36 Title 00:00:00
00:17:36 VIII. European Council Helsinki, 1999 Decision to launch negotiations with six additional countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Malta (Turkey was declared a candidate country). 00:04:18
00:17:42 Exteriors (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:18:03 Round table with Member States and candidate countries (15 shots) 00:01:15
00:19:18 Group photo (2 shots) 00:00:51
00:20:09 Romano Prodi, President of the EC, meeting Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:20:22 Arrival at Ankara Airport of Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative of CFSP, with Günter Verheugen, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:20:36 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Javier Solana announcing Turkey's candidature for EU membership (2 shots) 00:00:33
00:21:09 Arrival at Helsinki Airport of Bülent Ecevit, Turkish Prime Minister 00:00:09
00:21:18 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Bülent Ecevit on EU candidature of Turkey 00:00:17
00:21:35 Bülent Ecevit being greeted by Martti Ahtisaari (4 shots) 00:00:20
00:21:55 IX. Accession Negotiations: 2nd Group of Six Countries 00:04:21
00:21:55 Title 00:00:04
00:22:00 Exterior Council building, Brussels, February 2000 00:00:05
00:22:05 Round table of candidate countries : Malta (4 shots) 00:00:26
00:22:31 Round table of candidate countries: Romania (4 shots) 00:00:27
00:22:58 Jaime Gama, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council 00:00:07
00:23:05 Günter Verheugen 00:00:07
00:23:12 General view 00:00:07
00:23:19 Round table of candidate countries: Slovakia (5 shots) 00:00:53
00:24:12 Round table of candidate countries : Latvia (5 shots) 00:00:43
00:24:55 Round table of candidate countries : Lithuania (5 shots) 00:00:29
00:25:24 Round table of candidate countries: Bulgaria (5 shots) 00:00:44
00:26:08 General view 00:00:08
00:26:16 Title 00:00:00
00:26:16 X. European Council Nice, 2000 New Treaty adjusts the functions of the EU for enlargement. 00:01:26
00:26:21 Exteriors (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:26:32 Round table with Member States and candidate countries (7 shots) 00:00:43
00:27:15 Group photo of Member States and candidate countries (3 shots) 00:00:27
00:27:42 XI. European Council Göteborg, 2001 00:01:42
00:27:42 Title 00:00:04
00:27:47 Exteriors (3 shots) 00:00:13
00:28:00 Round table with Member States and candidate countries (7 shots) 00:00:50
00:28:50 Group photo (4 shots) 00:00:35
00:29:25 XII. European Council Laeken, 2001 Decision to conclude enlargement negotiations at the Copenhagen Summit 00:04:55
00:29:25 Title 00:00:04
00:29:30 Arrivals of Heads of State and Government to Laeken Royal Palace and flags (3 shots) 00:00:18
00:29:48 Interior of palace and flags 00:00:05
00:29:53 Edward Fenech Adami, Maltese Prime Minister, and Joe Borg, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:30:01 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Prime Minister, and János Martonyi, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:15
00:30:16 Leszek Miller, Polish Prime Minister, and Danuta Hübner, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 00:00:12
00:30:28 Mikulás Dzurinda, Slovakian Prime Minister, and Eduard Kukan, Slovakian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:14
00:30:42 Andris Bērziņš, Latvian Prime Minister, Indulis Bērziņš, Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:31:01 Mart Laar, Estonian Prime Minister, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:31:12 Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Bulgarian Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:31:24 Miloš Zeman, Czech Prime Minister, and Jan Kavan, Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:31:35 Janez Drnovšek and Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:20
00:31:55 Bülent Ecevit (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:32:07 Valdas Adamkus, President of Lithuania, and Antanas Valionis, Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:32:17 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania, and Adrian Nastase, Romanian Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:16
00:32:33 Glafcos Clerides, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Ioannis Kasoulides, Cypriot Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:32:45 General view of the round table with the applicant countries 00:00:09
00:32:54 Romano Prodi 00:00:06
00:33:00 General view 00:00:09
00:33:09 Günter Verheugen and Romano Prodi 00:00:10
00:33:19 General views (3 shots) 00:00:32
00:33:51 Group photo (3 shots) 00:00:29
00:34:20 XIII. European Council Barcelona, 2002 This Council was the first time the candidate countries participated actively in the debates regarding social issues. 00:03:33
00:34:20 Title 00:00:04
00:34:25 Exterior: flags 00:00:06
00:34:31 Arrival of Leszek Miller 00:00:06
00:34:37 Arrival of Viktor Orbán 00:00:05
00:34:42 Arrival of Andris Bērziņš 00:00:10
00:34:52 Arrival of Siim Kallas, Estonian Prime Minister, and Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:04
00:34:56 Arrival of Mikulás Dzurinda 00:00:06
00:35:02 Arrival of Ion Iliescu 00:00:03
00:35:05 Arrival of Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha 00:00:05
00:35:10 Arrival of Miloš Zeman 00:00:04
00:35:14 Arrival of Janez Drnovšek 00:00:03
00:35:17 Arrival of Bülent Ecevit 00:00:09
00:35:26 Arrival of Valdas Adamkus 00:00:04
00:35:30 Arrival of Glafcos Clerides 00:00:07
00:35:37 General view of the meeting between EU Heads of State and Government and the Heads of State and Government of the candidate countries 00:00:16
00:35:53 Andris Bērziņš and Tony Blair 00:00:03
00:35:56 Spanish Presidency 00:00:11
00:36:07 Bülent Ecevit and Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister 00:00:07
00:36:14 Panoramic shot from Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, to Mikulás Dzurinda and Tony Blair 00:00:08
00:36:22 Andris Bērziņš and Romano Prodi 00:00:07
00:36:29 Siim Kallas, Estonian Prime Minister, with Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Federal Chancellor, and Paavo Tapio Lipponen, Finnish Prime Minister 00:00:07
00:36:36 Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, and Miloš Zeman 00:00:09
00:36:45 General view 00:00:14
00:36:59 Exterior: flag 00:00:05
00:37:04 Family photo with the Heads of State and Government of the EU and of the candidate countries with Juan Carlos I and Sofia, King and Queen of Spain, and Felipe de Bourbon, Prince of Asturias (3 shots) 00:00:26
00:37:30 Copyright 00:00:23
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