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EPP TV Videos
The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
EPPTV presents a lively look at the intrigue behind the signing of the European Union’s founding document, the Treaty of Rome, which was signed 60 years ago on 25 March 1957. The short documentary takes you inside the Palace of the Conservators in Rome where the signing took place and we speak to journalist David Willey, who witnessed it. In the archive video, former French negotiator Jean-François Deniau discusses the inside story of the complex talks and common interests that brought together the six founding members of what is now the European Union of 28 nations. Steven Blockmans of the CEPS think-tank looks back at the stakes for Europe and EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber speaks of the experience of his generation; living in Europe in peace and freedom.
60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration -The birth of Europe (2010)
On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman, foreign affairs minister of France announced -in a press conference- to the world his project to create an extended industrial and economic co-operation between France and Germany and invited other neighbouring countries to join in. It was the birth of today's United Europe, called the European Union. To mark the 60th anniversary, EPP TV produced this documentary, in which Jacques-Rene Rabier, 92, tells the story of the event as he has witnessed it.
The night the Berlin wall came tumbling down (2009)
On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down and both Germany and Europe set out on the road to reunification. Five years ago, EPP TV went to Berlin ahead of the 20th anniversary to document the history of the Wall and the stories of some of those whose lives were caught up in it. Today, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we take another look at this fascinating journey.