Presentation of the European Parliament, the European Union institution given the task of representing citizens. This video clip outlines, in particular, the legislative, consultative and supervisory powers of the European Parliament, taking examples of its role in the following areas: the euro, the environment, health, the enlargement of the Union and humanitarian aid.
On 12 June 1985, the Lisbon daily newspaper Diário Popular analyses the impact of Portugal’s accession to the European Communities on the daily lives of Portuguese citizens, including consumers, tourists and farmers.
In this interview, Bronislaw Geremek, Polish historian, former member of the social movement Solidarnosc, former Foreign Minister and former Member of the European Parliament, discusses his lack of interest in the beginnings of European integration because of the political upheavals taking place in Eastern Europe at that time, in particular the rise to power of Wladyslaw Gomulka in Poland in 1956 and the Hungarian uprising and its suppression by Soviet troops in the same year.
We were delighted to see so many of you at our stand at the ‘You are Europe’s future!’ event on 30 June 2013. Several of you took the time to enter our competition. The winners were randomly drawn from all the correct entries on 3 July, and we can now reveal their names:
On 14 July 1998, resolved to work towards the establishment of a European area of justice and internal affairs, the European Commission publishes the communication Towards an area of freedom, security and justice, which, in application of the Treaty of Amsterdam, seeks inter alia to bring the European Union closer to the people.
On 13 May 2003, in the run-up to the referendum due to be held on 16 and 17 May on the Slovak Republic’s accession to the European Union, the leaders of the main Slovak political parties take to the streets of Bratislava to demonstrate in favour of the country’s accession to the EU. From left to right: Dušan Caplovic, Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Mikuláš Dzurinda, Prime Minister, Rudolf Schuster, President of the Slovak Republic, Bela Bugar, leader of the Party of the Hungarian Coalition (SMK), Pavol Hrušovský, leader of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Pavol Rusko, leader of the Alliance of the New Citizen (ANO), and Vladimír Meciar, leader of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia.
‘Currying favour with the citizen.' On 15 April 1994, in the Vienna-based daily newspaper Die Presse, the Austrian cartoonist, Ironimus, portrays the efforts being made by the Austrian Chancellor, Franz Vranitzky, to encourage his fellow citizens to vote ‘Yes' in the referendum to be held on 12 June 1994 on Austria's accession to the European Union.