February 25, 2009
I went to Europarl TV this weekend to watch the speech of Czech President Klaus in the European Parliament. But to my surprise I didn’t find any full video of the speech. The only material available in this context on Europarl TV is a short editorial video about the speech (which is the video you see above Blogactiv/Wordpress and EuroparlTV seem not to work together, you have to click on the link to see the video).
Now you can think about Klaus and his EU opinions what you want (and I’m certainly not a Klaus supporter). But he addressed nevertheless the European Parliament and people should have the possibility to judge themselves.
Ironically, I think that a video of the full speech of Klaus could help Europarl TV increase its not-so-great number of viewers 🙂
Update 24/02/2009: The video can indeed be viewed on the website of the European Parliament. I have uploaded it to YouTube and you can view it here:
Update 25/02/2009: Apparently the video below that I put on YouTube only contains the introduction by Hans-Gert Pöttering. For the moment please view the full speech directly on the EP site (click on “Formal Sitting – Czech republic” and then “Vaclav Klaus” in the speakers box).
–> Watch the full speech here: http://www.vimeo.com/3377065 (aarg, it’s in Czech now)