History of the Treaties 1957-2005

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End production: 21/03/2007   First transmission: 21/03/2007
A compilation of the signing ceremonies of the European Treaties between 1957 and 2005

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00:00:00 Generic and title 00:00:20
00:00:20 Schuman declaration, 09/05/1950 in Paris (in FRENCH), including shots of the signing ceremony of the Treaty of Paris (18/04/1951) 00:01:39
00:01:59 Messina Conference (preparatory meeting for the Treaty of Rome), arrival of delegations, Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs and round table (10 shots) 00:00:30
00:02:29 25/03/1957: Signature in Rome of the treaties instituting the European Economic Community (the Common Market) and Euratom, the European Atomic Energy Community 00:05:40
00:02:29 External shot of the Campidolio (10 shots) 00:00:41
00:03:10 Round table 00:00:02
00:03:12 Arrival of Konrad Adenauer and Antonio Segni, President of the Italian Council of Ministers 00:00:15
00:03:27 French delegation 00:00:03
00:03:30 From right to left : Joseph Linthorst-Homan, Head of the Dutch delegation at the Intergovernmental Conference, Joseph Luns, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lambert Schaus, Head of the Luxembourg delegation at the Intergovernmental Conference, Joseph Bech, Gaetano Martino, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Antonio Segni, Walter Hallstein, German State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Konrad Adenauer, Maurice Faure, French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 00:00:26
00:03:56 Konrad Adenauer 00:00:03
00:03:59 Signatures: Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Walter Hallstein, Gaetano Martino, Joseph Bech, Joseph Luns, Maurice Faure, Konrad Adenauer (7 shots) 00:01:03
00:05:02 First page of the Treaty (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:05:10 08/04/1965: signature of the Merger Treaty of the Executives of the three Communities establishing a Council and a single Commission. The Commission will count 14 then 9 members. The Treaty enters into force on 30/06/67 00:00:00
00:05:10 General views of the meeting room and the delegations (4 shots) 00:00:19
00:05:29 Signatures: Amintore Fanfani, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Joseph Luns, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs, Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kurt Schmücker, German Federal Minister for Economy (6 shots) 00:00:35
00:06:04 View of the three original treaties and signatures (3 shots) 00:00:24
00:06:28 28-30/01/1966: Luxembourg compromise. After seven months of "empty chair" policy following the rupture of the negotiations on the financing of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), France agrees to regain its place in the Council in exchange of the maintenance of the unanimity rule when "very important interests" are at stake 00:00:00
00:06:28 General views, empty chairs of the French delegation (4 shots) 00:00:23
00:06:51 French delegation return to the Council table and Italian delegation greeting the French delegation (3 shots) 00:00:23
00:07:14 22/04/1970: Treaty of Luxembourg. The Treaty of Luxembourg establishes the progressive financing of the Communities on its' own funds and widens the powers of the European Parliament in budgetary matters 00:00:00
00:07:14 Exterior shot of the European Parliament, signing ceremony and original document (7 shots) 00:00:55
00:08:09 22/01/1972: Signature in Brussels of the Accession Treaty to the European Communities by the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark. Entered into force on 10/01/73 00:03:01
00:08:09 General view of the meeting chaired by Gaston Thorn, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg. Speech by G. Thorn 00:00:43
00:08:52 Signature of Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:09:07 Signature of John Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:09:18 Signature of Jens-Otto Krag, Danish Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:09
00:09:27 Original document 00:00:11
00:09:38 Norwegian referendum: the "no" vote is carried (7 shots) 00:00:38
00:10:16 UK referendum: the "yes" vote is carried (11 shots) 00:00:54
00:11:10 28/05/1979: Signature in Athens of the Treaty of Accession to the European Communities by Greece. Entered into force on 01/01/81 00:00:25
00:11:10 General view of the Acropolis. Overall picture of assistance and signature of Constantin Caramanlis, Greek Prime Minister (6 shots) 00:00:25
00:11:35 12/06/1985: Signature in Madrid and Lisbon of the Treaty of Accession to the European Communities by Spain and Portugal 00:01:12
00:11:35 General view of Madrid. Signatures of Felipe González, Spanish Prime Minister, Fernando Morán López, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Manuel Márin, Spanish State Secretary for EEC Relations (2 shots) 00:00:41
00:12:16 General view of the Tower of Belem, Lisbon. Signature of the Portuguese delegation led by Mário Soares, Portuguese Prime Minister (2 shots) 00:00:31
00:12:47 17/02/1986 : Signature in Luxembourg of the Single Act by 9 Member States (Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg , the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom). Entered into force on 01/07/87. Denmark, Italy and Greece signed the Single Act on 28/02/86. The Single Act fixes the achievement of a single market from 01/01/93 and freedom of movement of persons, assets and goods within the Community 00:01:18
00:12:47 LUXEMBOURG, 28/02/1986: signature of Léo Tindemans, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Francisco Fernández Ordoñez, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Roland Dumas, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, Peter Barry, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Robert Goebbels, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Internal Trade and Cupertino of Luxembourg, Hans van den Broek, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pedro Pires de Miranda, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lynda Chalker, British State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for Commonwealth Affairs 00:01:11
00:13:58 THE HAGUE, 28/02/1986: Signature of Uffe Elleman-Jensen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, signature of Karolos Papoulias, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs, signature of Giulio Andreotti, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:07
00:14:05 07/02/1992: The Treaty on European Union signed in Maastricht launches the CFSP and the EMU, increases the powers of the European Parliament and consolidates the legitimacy of the Commission. Great Britain and Denmark obtain to right to remain outside of social Europe and benefit from an exemption for the single currency. Entered into force on 01/11/93 00:02:36
00:14:05 Overall picture of assembly 00:00:03
00:14:08 Signatures for Belgium: Mark Eyskens, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Philippe Maystadt, Minister for Finance; for Denmark: Uffe Elleman-Jensen and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Minister for Finance; for Germany: Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Theo Waigel, Federal Minister for Finance; for Greece: Antonis Samaras, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Efthymios Christodoulou, Minister for Finance; for Spain: Francisco Fernández Ordoñez and Carlos Solchaga Catalán, Minister for Finance; for France: Roland Dumas, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Pierre Bérégovoy, State Secretary for Economy, Finance and Budget; for Ireland: Gerry Collins, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Berthie Ahern, Minister for Finance; for Italy: Gianni de Michelis, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Guido Carli, Minister for the Treasury; for Luxembourg: Jacques Poos, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Jean-Claude Juncker, Minister for Finance and Labour; for the Netherlands: Hans van den Broek and Wim Kok, Minister for Finance; for Portugal: João de Deus Pinheiro, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Jorge Braga de Macedo, Minister for Finance; for the United Kingdom: Douglas Hurd, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Francis Maude, State Secretary for Finance 00:00:48
00:14:56 Original documents (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:15:18 02/06/92: The Danes decide by referendum of 50.7% against the ratification of the Treaty of the European Union (15 shots) 00:01:15
00:16:33 25/06/1994: Signature in Brussels of the Treaty of Accession to the European Communities by Austria, Finland and Sweden. Entered into force on 01/01/95 00:00:00
00:16:33 Signature of Franz Vranitsky, Austrian Federal Chancellor; signature of Esko Aho, Finnish Prime Minister; signature of Carl Bildt, Swedish Prime Minister 00:00:08
00:16:41 02/10/1997: Official signature ceremony of the Treaty of Amsterdam which aims at the construction of a more social Europe, and a closer Cupertino between the EU and the WEU and starts the reform of the institutions for future enlargements. Entered into force on 01/05/99. 00:01:50
00:16:41 Front of the Royal Palace, Amsterdam and general view of the ceremony room (2 shots) 00:00:14
00:16:55 Signature of Eric Derycke, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs; Niels Helveg Petersen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Klaus Kinkel, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs; Théodoros Pangalos, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs; Abel Matutes, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Hubert Védrine, French Minister for Foreign Affairs; Dick Spring, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Lamberto Dini, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs; Jacques Poos, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg; Hans Van Mierlo, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs; Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs; Jaime Gama, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs; Tarja Halonen, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Lena Hjelm-Wallen, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs; Douglas Henderson's signature for the United Kingdom 00:01:36
00:18:31 26/02/2001: The signing of the Treaty of Nice marks the completion of the Intergovernmental Conference opened on 14/02/00. The aim of this conference was to adapt the way in which the European institutions operate, in order to make it possible for the European Union to take in new Member States. The Treaty of Nice marks a new stage in the preparations of enlargement of the European Union to include countries of central and eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Baltic. This Treaty, which amends the existing Treaties, will enter into force once it has been ratified by all the Member States, by parliamentary vote or referendum. 00:02:33
00:18:31 Signature ceremony of the Treaty of Nice: cutaways (6 shots), Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom (2 shots). Group photo with Heads of State and Government (4 shots) 00:02:33
00:21:04 16/04/2003: signing of the Accession Treaty between the EU and the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia in Athens, Greece 00:05:03
00:21:04 General view. Signature of the Accession Treaty by Constantin Simitis, Greek Prime Minister, and Giorgios Papandréou, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs (3 shots) 00:00:24
00:21:28 Signature by Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister, and Louis Michel, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:21:35 Signature by Vladimír Spidla, Czech Prime Minister, and Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic 00:00:09
00:21:44 by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister, and Per Stig Moller, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:21:59 Signature by Gerhard Schröder, German Federal Chancellor, and Joschka Fischer, German Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:10
00:22:09 Signature by Arnold Ruutel, President of Estonia, and Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:22:28 Signature by Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:09
00:22:37 Signature by José María Aznar, Spanish Prime Minister, and Ana Palacio del Valle Lersundi, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:22:47 Signature by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French Prime Minister, and Dominique de Villepin, French Minister for Foreign Affairs (3 shots) 00:00:08
00:22:55 Signature by Bertie Ahem, Irish Prime Minister, et Brian Cowen, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:23:06 Signature by Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, and Franco Frattini, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:08
00:23:14 Signature by Tassos Papadopoulos, President of Cyprus, and Georgious Iacovou, Cyprus Minister for Foreign Affairs (3 shots) 00:00:12
00:23:26 Signature by Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia, and Einars Reple, Latvian Prime Minister (4 shots 00:00:20
00:23:46 Signature by Antanas Valionis, Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Algirdas Brazausksas, Lithuanian Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:10
00:23:56 Signature by Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg Prime Minister, and Lydie Polfer, Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs (3 shots) 00:00:12
00:24:08 Signature by Péter Medgyessy, Hungarian Prime Minister, and László Kovács, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:05
00:24:13 Signature by Edward Fenech Adami, Maltese Prime Minister, and Joe Borg, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs (3 shots) 00:00:09
00:24:22 Signature by Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch Prime Minister, and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:12
00:24:34 Signature by Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Federal Chancellor, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:08
00:24:42 Signature by Leszek Miller, Polish Prime Minister and Vlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:12
00:24:54 Signature by José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese Prime Minister, and Antonio Martins da Cruz, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:13
00:25:07 Signature by Janez Drnovsek, President of Slovenia, and Anton Rop, Slovenian Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:13
00:25:20 Signature by Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia, and Mikulas Dzurinda, Slovakian Prime Minister (4 shots) 00:00:15
00:25:35 Signature by Paavo Tapio Lipponen, Finnish Prime Minister (4 shots) 00:00:16
00:25:51 Signature by Göran Persson, Swedish Prime Minister, and Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:12
00:26:03 Applause (2 shots) 00:00:04
00:26:07 29/10/2004: The 25 EU countries sign a Treaty establishing a European Constitution. It is designed to streamline democratic decision-making and management in an EU of 25 and more countries. It also creates the post of a European Foreign Minister. It has to be ratified by all 25 countries before it can come into force. 00:10:27
00:26:07 External shots: general of the Campidolio (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:26:23 Overall picture of assembly. Welcome by M. Ciampi, president of Italy (4 shots) 00:00:46
00:27:09 Signature by Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister, and Karel de Gucht, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:15
00:27:24 Stanislav Gross, Premier ministre tchèque, et Cyril Svoboda, ministre tchèque des Affaires étrangères (5 shots) 00:00:12
00:27:36 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Premier ministre danois, et Per Stig Møller, ministre danois des Affaires étrangères (4 shots) 00:00:21
00:27:57 Gerhard Schröder, German Federal Chancellor, and Joschka Fischer, German Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:10
00:28:07 Juhan Parts, Estonian Prime minister, and Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian Foreign minister 00:00:21
00:28:28 Cutaway (3 shots) 00:00:00
00:28:28 Signature of the Accession Treaty by Costas Caramanlis , Greek Prime Minister, and Petros Molyviatis, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:36
00:29:04 Signature by Jacques Chirac, French President, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French Prime Minister, and Michel Barnier, French Minister for Foreign Affairs (8 shots) 00:00:35
00:29:39 Signature by Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, and Franco Frattini, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:18
00:29:57 Signature by Tassos Papadopoulos, President of Cyprus, and Georgious Iacovou, Cyprus Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:13
00:30:10 Signature by Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia, and Indulis Emsis, Latvian Prime Minister (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:30:34 Signature by Valdas Adamkus, Lithuanian President, Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Antanas Valionis, Lithuanian Prime Minister (5 shots) 00:00:17
00:30:51 Signature by Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg Prime Minister, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:14
00:31:05 Signature by Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian Prime Minister, and László Kovács, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:31:20 Signature by Edward Fenech Adami, Maltese Prime Minister, and Joe Borg, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs (5 shots) 00:00:14
00:31:34 Signature by Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch Prime Minister, and Bernard Bot, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:13
00:31:47 Signature by Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Federal Chancellor, and Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs (5 shots) 00:00:19
00:32:06 Signature by Marek Belka, Polisy Prime Minister and Vlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:10
00:32:16 Signature by Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese Prime Minister, and , António Monteiro, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:22
00:32:38 Signature by Anton Rop, President of Slovenia, and Ivo Vajgl, Slovenian Prime Minister (3 shots) 00:00:41
00:33:19 Signature by Mikulás Dzurinda, President of Slovakia, and Eudard Kukan, Slovakian Prime Minister (4 shots) 00:00:17
00:33:36 Signature by Paavo Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister and Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:15
00:33:51 Signature by Göran Persson, Swedish Prime Minister, and Laila Freivalds, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (6 shots) 00:00:23
00:34:14 Signature by Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister and Jack Straw, Minister for Foreign Affairs (6 shots) 00:00:24
00:34:38 Signature by Simeon Saxe-Cobourg Gotha, Bulgarian Prime Minister and Solomon Passy, Miniter for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:18
00:34:56 Signature by Ion Iliescu, Roumanian Prime Minister and by Mircea Dan Geoana, Minister for Foreign Affairs (4 shots) 00:00:16
00:35:12 Signature by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister and by Abdullah Gül, Minister for Foreign Affairs (7 shots) 00:00:31
00:35:43 Family photo (7 shots) 00:00:51
00:36:34 25/04/2005: signing of the Accession Treaty between the EU and Roumania, Bulgaria (entered into force on 01/01/2007) 00:02:38
00:36:34 Signature by Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria, Simeon Saxe-Cobourg Gotha, Prime Minister and Meglena Kuneva, Minister for Foreign Affairs (7 shots) 00:00:45
00:37:19 Signature by Signature by Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg Prime Minister, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:37:26 Signature by Traian Basescu, President of Romania, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, Prime Minister 00:00:40
00:38:06 Family photo (6 shot) 00:01:01
00:39:07 (c) 00:00:05
00:39:12 END 00:00:00
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