On 26 April 1990, following the 55th Franco-German consultations at the Élysée Palace, French President François Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl express their views on political union in Europe and reaffirm the efforts of their two countries in that direction.
In November 1991, in an article in the monthly journal Crocodile, Enrique Baron Crespo, President of the European Parliament, emphasises the importance of laying down in the Treaty on European Union the principles and structures of the European Community so that it can consolidate its place on the European and international stage.
In this interview, Jean-Jacques Kasel, Director of Political and Cultural Affairs at the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1986 to 1992, emphasises the difficulties that had to be overcome to finalise the Treaty on European Union signed in Maastricht on 7 February 1992.
In this interview excerpt, Jacques Delors, President of the Commission of the European Communities from 1985 to 1995, discusses the controversy surrounding the negotiations on the Maastricht Treaty, in particular in the area of the CFSP, the convergence criteria for EMU, the ‘temple' structure of the European Union, and the Social Protocol.
On 7 February 1992, Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, Portuguese Prime Minister and President-in-Office of the Council of the European Communities, delivers an address in which he emphasises the political implications of the Treaty on European Union (EU), signed that day in Maastricht by the Twelve.
On 7 February 1992, at the signing in Maastricht of the Treaty on European Union, Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission, outlines the future challenges to be faced by the European Community.
Le 7 février 1992, lors de la cérémonie de signature à Maastricht du traité sur l'Union européenne, Egon Klepsch, président du Parlement européen, décrit les nouvelles perspectives qui s'ouvrent aux citoyens des Douze.
On 7 February 1992, at the signing of the Treaty on European Union in Maastricht, the conservative daily newspaper La Libre Belgique points out the shortcomings of the Treaty in the light of the challenges which await the Twelve.
In this interview, Jacques F. Poos, former Luxembourg Foreign Minister, refers to the origins and historical importance of the Treaty of Maastricht on European Union, with particular regard to monetary issues and European citizenship.