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.
Documentaries on events that have marked the history of the EU and European integration, including interviews with those figures central to their making.
A presentation of how the EPP Group works in Parliament, by going through the legislative process step-by-step. MEP Lara Comi and the EPP TV team describe how legislation is proposed, discussed within the EPP Group, debated and voted on in committees, in the plenary, and negotiated among the EU...
A short video presentation of Wilfried Martens' life in Belgian and European political scenes. Wilfried Martens a life in politics...Images of a life.
in the latest in its 'Milestones' series looking at the most important elements in the development of European integration, EPP TV focuses on the 20th anniversary of the EU single market. Our special programme looks at the past, present and future of the single Our special programme...
Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises are the engine of Europe's economy, creating new jobs and growth. SMEs have benefited substantially from the creation of the EU's single market. But as the single market celebrates its twentieth anniversary organisations representing Europe...
free movement of people was one of the four founding principles of the EU, along with the free movement of goods, capitals and services. But it took several decades from the 1957 Treaty of Rome to the full implementation of this provision. Today it's hard to imagine queuing at borders and...
Twenty years of the EU single market: new initiatives applauded but original vision remains unfulfilled
The twentieth anniversary of the EU single market is a time to focus not only on new initiatives to extend its benefits but a time to complete unfinished work. That's the view of Business Europe, the organisation that unites most of the continent's national industrial confederations. EPP...
As the EU single market celebrates its twentieth anniversary, EPP TV speaks to BEUC, Europe's principal consumers' association, about its perspective on two decades of progress on consumer rights and its expectations for the development of the single market in the years ahead.
As the 20th anniversary of the EU single market approaches, European Commissioner for the internal market and consumer protection Michel Barnier gave an exclusive interview to EPP TV. He outlined the many benefits to consumers and businesses of the single market but expressed his dissatisfaction at...
In this special programme, the latest in our 'Milestones' series charting key developments in the history of the European Union, we look at the Maastricht treaty, which formally created the EU and established the principles that would lead to the birth of the euro.