Interview with Tickell, Crispin

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Recorded in 21 August 2010
Interview by Piers Ludlow

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Au cours de l'interview le témoin a abordé les sujets suivants : Climate change; first enlargement; Jenkins' preparations for office; appointment of Jenkins' cabinet; Ditchley Park meeting; allocation of portfolios; British pressure on Commission; language balance; administrative culture; speech writing; visit to China; Florence speech; European Monetary System; transition between presidencies; travel schedule; role of chef de cabinet; Jenkins' working style; Commission representation on the G7; importance of Commission Secretary General; relations with COREPER; British Budgetary Question; Jenkins-Thatcher relationship; Harold Macmillan; Charles de Gaulle; Edward Heath; George Thomson; Tony Barber; Geoffrey Rippon; Roy Jenkins; Hayden Phillips; Ewan Ferguson; Antony Acland; Gaston Thorn; David Marquand; Michael Emerson; François Ortoli; Helmut Schmidt; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing; Etienne Davignon; Wilhelm Haferkampf; Willy Brandt; Finn Gundelach; Claude Cheysson; Antonio Giolitti; Lorenzo Natali; Christopher Tugendhat; Henk Vredeling; Raymond Vouël; Guido Brunner; Etienne Reuter; Michael Jenkins; Graham Avery; Tony Crosland; Emile Noël; Jimmy Carter; Henry Kissinger; Jacques Chirac; Hans-Dieter Ehlermann; Donald Maitland; Michael Butler; Richard Hay; Christopher Soames; Margaret Thatcher; Anthony Eden; François Mitterrand; Helmut Kohl; James Callaghan; Roger Beetham

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