• EUphoria – What is the European Union?
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    EUphoria – What is the European Union?

    The European Union. Representing sixty years of treaty-making and collaboration, it is a gathering of 28 countries, mainly located in Europe. Speaking 24 official languages, the European Union is an international, intergovernmental and supranational organization of member-states. Member-states that have autonomous but overlapping accounts of history, preferences and sense of identity. Coming together on the basis of common goals and increasing economic and political strength in a rapidly changing and globalized world. Set at nearly 13 trillion euros the EU now represents the largest economy in the world and around a quarter of global production. In 2012 the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for over six decades…

  • #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli
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    #EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli

    Above all, we must keep on increasing Parliament’s level of overall involvement. That is why we are calling for a new parliamentary committee that whatever its title, would focus exclusively on this issue. In due course, it would produce interim reports, urging Parliament to choose between the various options put forward and to build as broad a consensus as possible through open debate. The aim would be to have a reform project adopted, with everyone fully aware of the significance and implications.

  • Helmut Kohl on Freedom | 1989 [HD]
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    Helmut Kohl on Freedom | 1989 [HD]

    It has been the renewed dynamism of the process of European unification in recent years that has given the processes of reform in the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe such strong encouragement. We would therefore be making a bad mistake and completely misjudging the situation, if we were to deprive this process of European unification of its momentum at this of all times. Let all those who have doubts about the position of the Federal Republic of Germany take note: the Federal German Government stands by the Single Act and its goals in every respect. It is a staunch supporter of the completion of the European Union. We…

  • SWITZERLAND – Documentary
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    SWITZERLAND – Documentary

    WikiVidi Documentaries Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are…

  • On Catalonia: no to violence, yes to dialogue & federalism
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    On Catalonia: no to violence, yes to dialogue & federalism

    Good evening everyone, welcome to our programme the day after the referendum of independence of Catalonia The situation seems without a solution and Europe seems particularly silent on the matter. And now what? This will be the first issue we discuss with Pietro De Matteis, good evening. Maybe first of all a introduce yourself, you represent the movement Stand Up for Europe, maybe you wish to say one word on that to explain. Sure, Stand Up for Europe is a citizens’ movement. The objective is to reconnect the citizens with the European project and to do so we organise several activities and we have teams in several European cities and…

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    On Catalonia: no to violence, yes to dialogue & federalism

    Good evening everyone, welcome to our programme the day after the referendum of independence of Catalonia The situation seems without a solution and Europe seems particularly silent on the matter. And now what? This will be the first issue we discuss with Pietro De Matteis, good evening. Maybe first of all a introduce yourself, you represent the movement Stand Up for Europe, maybe you wish to say one word on that to explain. Sure, Stand Up for Europe is a citizens’ movement. The objective is to reconnect the citizens with the European project and to do so we organise several activities and we have teams in several European cities and…