From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the EU10 Enlargement
Type: Archives [short]
End production: 27/02/2009
This clip has been produced in order to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain and the 5th Anniversary of the EU10 Enlargement. With images from the archives of the Audiovisual service -EbS- of the EU institutions, the clip illustrates some of the moments of this part of the History which are linked to the construction of the European project.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||Berlin, 23/11/1976. Filmed on the occasion of the negotiations between the European Communities and Greece. West side of the Berlin Wall and zoom on a panel where is written in German "Achtung. Sie verlassen jetzt West-Berlin" - "Warning. You are leaving West-Berlin".
||Berlin, 23/11/1976. Filmed on the occasion of the negotiations between the European Communities and Greece. West side of the Berlin Wall and zoom out from a panel where is written in English and German: "Warning. End of British sector. You are forbidden to proceed beyond this point - Ende des Britischen Sektors".
||Berlin, 23/11/1976. Filmed on the occasion of the negotiations between the European Communities and Greece. No man's land and other shots of the east side of the Wall. (3 shots)
||Berlin, 11/1989. Official destruction of the Wall. (3 shots)
||Berlin, 21/07/1990. SOUNDBITE by Jacques Delors, President of the ECC, on the occasion of the concert "The Wall", (in FRENCH) saying that while the barriers between the two Europes are falling down, we will celebrate this reconciliation; we will also proclaim the hope for tomorrow, for a Europe which will be a space of peace, prosperity and exchanges.
And images of Berlin, 11/1989. Fireworks at the Brandenburg Door; Berlin Wall and lot of people passing above; fireworks, people celebrating the fall of the Wall at the Brandenburg Door.
||Berlin, 11/1989. In the morning: some parts of the Wall already taken apart, people passing , policemen, journalists.
||Wall "woodpeckers" (3 shots)
||Brussels, 08/05/1990. Signature of the partnership agreements between the European Economic Community and the German Democratic Republic.
SOUNDBITE by Gerard Collins, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, (in ENGLISH): the Commission and the European Council of Dublin warmly welcome German reunification and look forward for the positive and fruitful contribution that it will make to the development of the Community. (3 shots)
||Luxembourg, 13/12/1997, after the negotiations with Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia and Cyprus: newspapers, among which 'Tageblatt' with title in French: 'L'Europe s'ouvre a l'Est' (Europe opens to the East). (2 shots)
||Six windows showing the signature of the agreements between the ECC and Eastern countries: signature with Poland (16/12/1991); with Hungary (16/12/1991); with Romania (01/02/1993) and Bulgaria (08/03/1993); with Slovakia and the Czech Republic (04/10/1993); with Slovenia (10/06/1996); and with Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (12/06/1995).
||Copenhagen, 12-13/12/2002. European Council of Copenhagen with the slogan "One Europe": family picture with the 15 EU Member States and the 18 EU candidate countries, and SOUNDBITE by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister and President in office of the Council, (in ENGLISH): Today we close one of the bloodiest and darkest chapters in the European History. Today we open a new chapter. Europe is spreading its wings in freedom, in prosperity and in peace. This is a truly proud moment for the European Union. It is a triumph for liberty and democracy. And to the new members I say 'Warmly welcome to our family, our new Europe is born'.
01/05/2004. Images of celebration of the EU10 Enlargement: man crossing an EU map painted on the floor; European flag deployed in the arch of the Cinquantenaire in Brussels; father and daughter; deployment of the flags of the EU Member States in Dublin, under Irish Presidency; deployment of the flags of the EU Member States at the European Parliament in Strasbourg; balloon with a map of Cyprus; fireworks and people celebrating; fireworks in Malta.