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The President : Seeking the European Union's First Head of State / DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark).

Other author/creatorDR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark)
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2011.
Description1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Portion of title Seeking the European Union's First Head of State
Contents Introduction (1:58) -- France Versus Germany (2:24) -- Desire for Change (1:28) -- Europe's Irrelevance (1:00) -- Europe's First President (1:43) -- Reform Proposal (2:06) -- Challenges to Reform (2:35) -- Lopsided Negotiations (2:05) -- Blair Seeks Presidency (2:07) -- Negotiating Expansion (2:44) -- German-Polish Negotiations (3:27) -- Choosing a President (1:50) -- Division Over Iraq (1:56) -- Italy Versus Germany (2:08) -- President's Role (2:00) -- France and Germany Block Deal (2:01) -- Berlusconi's Reaction (2:40) -- Personal Relations (1:23) -- Referendum (1:54) -- Blair Backs Down (2:05) -- Treaty Dies (2:00) -- Opposition to Blair (2:04) -- Seeking Compromise Candidate (1:59) -- Lisbon Treaty (2:09) -- Drafted Candidate (2:39) -- Disappointment (2:46) -- Credits: The President: Seeking the European Union's First Head of State (1:07)
Abstract In 2001, with ten more member states about to join the European Union, the E.U. was looking for symbolic unity and a stronger presence on the world stage. The E.U. had been led by a series of officers each serving for a scant six months, and many felt the time was right for a long-term chief-thus launching a massive power play as heads of state jockeyed to shoehorn national interest in with political compromise. This program goes behind the scenes of the historic eight-year struggle to choose a first-ever E.U. president, an effort that fell somewhat short of the mark. On-location footage captures Tony Blair, Silvio Berlusconi, Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, and other key figures during tense negotiations in meeting rooms, corridors, and private conversations.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 24, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 12 and up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions in other languages with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark), 2011.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number44874 Films Media Group

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