Deutschlandspiegel 297/1979 1979

Synopsis

01 castle gardens of Herrenhausen aerial photo of artfully landscaped castle gardens of Herrenhausen. Flute player. Schloß Herrenhausen. Antique sculptures. Music Group of the annual music festival. High water fountain. Ballet. Two headlights. Ballet dancer.
(38 m) 02 elections Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Policeman regulates traffic. Pedestrian. Newspaper kiosk with international newspapers. London double decker buses and traffic. Berlin Kurfürstendamm. European Parliament election posters: Our word is true in Europe. With Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt against Habsburg dark middle ages. Selects EAP - Herbert speaks Mies of Chairman of the DKP for a Europe of solidarity of working against multinational corporations - Helmut Kohl: Germans elect free social Europe - Europe lieberal Dr. Hanno Jochimsen - Deutsche says the green alternative for Europe to Europe - - against a Socialist Europe - German selects the of free and social Europe of CDU for Europe. Helmut Kohl waving between people at election meeting - Kohl than choice speakers. European flag.
S/W: Debris. Refugees sitting on floor in the station. Churchill's V sign at window in front of cheering people. Youth with European flag on the German French border. Border gate opens. Torchlight by European youth. Transparent, we call Europe. Adenauer, de Gasperi and Schuman sign Montanverträge.
Col: German, Italian, English flag. Flags of Europe in Strasbourg. European Parliament Envoy and unelected members of the countries. European license plates. Laughing car drivers at border. Customs officers. Motorcycle riders with helmets. Tea train runs through the picture. Lufthansa aircraft rolls from left to right. Port handling. Pedestrian. Cucumber in purchasing power. Plough plough land. Air and space technicians at ERNO in Bremen. Town Hall of Bremen. Decision of the European monetary system. Group of European government leaders with Schmidt, Giscard, Callaghan, among others Canvassing for the FDP. Youth Music train. FDP pennant. Distribute handouts. SPD election meeting. Helmut Schmidt with raincoat and Prinz-Heinrich-Mütze. Schmidt recorded interview: "we want neither a dictatorship of money, a dictatorship of the rich, and rabid, nor do we want a dictatorship of a Communist Party bureaucracy. But what we need is their own decision to take a Europe where social justice prevails, a Europe in which people are free, and we want a Europe of solidarity, where a country helps the others."
(113 m) 03 Berlin and the ancient times - 150Jahrfeier of the German Archaeological Institute exhibition with pieces of classical antiquity. Castle. Sculptures of the ancient world. Buildings. Former barracks in 1850 as an example of the so-called. "Prussian classicism". Façades, cornices, friezes with classical ornaments and figurines. Newspaper kiosk in the form of the temple. Exhibition Pavilion. Victory column. The Brandenburg Gate with the victory wagon, built after the model of the Athenian Propylaea. German Reichstag, rebuilt with different style elements. Children play at foot of victory column.
(61 m) 04 Huntorf: air storage gas turbine power station S-Bahn train in platform retracts. Many people on stairs in rush hour. Tram runs. Car traffic. Assembly line in car factory. Electricity pylon. Large pipelines of gas turbine power station in Huntorf in Bremen. Computer room. Measuring instruments. Show. Control Panel. Graph of the function of the power plant. At night, in low-operation time air is in cave pumped and compressed. At peak times on the day, air will hochgepumt and burned with natural gas at high pressure in combustion chamber. Turbine is powered. The largest ever built turbine in operation. Lights in town at night.
(45 m) 05. Hamburg: Theatre of Nations drummers throughout Spitalerstrasse, behind him, black stilts man with long train, goes with 2 red flags. Street spokesman. Appearance of pantomime. The American clown Jango Edwards in the fight with a stack of film cans on the arm that messed up fall. In showcase plays the Suat Theatre from New York. Dance the performers of Beijing Opera.
(70 m) 06. food: artistic gymnastics European Championships Gruga Halle Essen. Bottom Turner. Eberhard Gienger at the bars of ZL. He won bronze. Makuts, USSR on parallel bars wins gold. Eberhard Gienger on the horizontal bar crashes ZL. Delchev, Bulgaria, on the horizontal bar wins silver, ZL. Audience clapping.
(58 m)

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Persons in the Film

Adenauer, Konrad; Callaghan, James; Giscard d'Estaing, Valery; Kohl, Hannelore; Schmidt, Helmut; Schuman; Gienger, Eberhard; Gasperi de; Deltschev; Makuts

Places

Berlin; Bonn; Braunschweig; Bremen; Food; Hamburg; Hanover; Huntorf; Cologne; London; Munich; New Swan stone; Nuremberg; Paris; Regensburg; Schleswig; Schloß Herrenhausen; Strasbourg

Topics

Jubiläum; Berlin, auch Westberlin; Sachindex Wochenschauen; Banking, banking; Stock Exchange; Railways; Electricity; Trade, finance; Children; Energy, energy supply; Europe, EDC, EEC; Flags; Pedestrian; Musical events; News, communications; Political events; Aerospace; Reviews; Shipping; sports audience, sports spectator; Townscapes: Germany; Townscapes: Europe; Dance; Gymnastics; Buildings; automotive engineering, automotive; Cultural events; Transport: General; Elections; Water; Customs; Agriculture; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Exhibitions; Energieumwandlung; 01 16 mm project; Agriculture; 10 finding book Germany mirror

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Periodicals (G)

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Monthly Newsreel

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Deutschlandspiegel 297/1979

Country of Origin:
Federal Republic of Germany

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1979
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1979

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40 Years of European Parliamentary Elections (June 7-10, 1979)

In June of 1979 the citizens the European Union—consisting of nine member states at the time—had the chance to directly elect their representatives to the European Parliament for the very first time. Up until then the representatives had been appointed by the national parliaments.

The European parliamentary assembly was created in 1951 along with the European Coal and Steel Union. Its original members were the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany. The system of direct election is adopted in 1976 after the European Coal and Steel Union merges with the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, at the same time new members expand the European Community . While the European Parliament operates mostly in an advisory capacity the first European Parliamentary Elections three years later are considered a significant and symbolic step that essentially legitimized its democratic character.

With the founding of the European Union in 1993 the once entirely economic union morphs into a comprehensive political organization. In other words, the competencies of the supranational parliament expand significantly. It gets to decide over European laws and the EU’s budget, it controls the common institutions and elects the president of the European Commission. With the European Union playing an increasingly vital role a number of political parties start to nominate EU-wide top-candidates in 2014. This May the ninth direct election of the European Parliament takes place, with 28 EU-member states electing a total of 751 delegates.

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