Film release: Film about the history of the European Council

The Council of the EU is proud to release a new 40-minute documentary film telling the story of the institution that brings together the leaders of the EU member states. The European Council: From fireside chats to key decision-maker combines exclusive interviews with European Council insiders past and present, as well as rare archive material. The film was part of the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties.

This documentary looks at the story of the European Council through the eyes of those who witnessed its impressive transformation : Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Dalia Grybauskaite, Donald Tusk, Herman Van Rompuy, Pierre de Boissieu, Niels Ersböll, Joachim Bitterlich or Luuk van Middelaar.


Watch short film trailer.
Watch or download in all 24 European Union languages.

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