Interview with Keck, Jörn

From the The European Commission 1986-2000. Memories of an institution Collection

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Recorded in 27 March 2017 Brussels
Interview by Dimitri Zurstrassen in English

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In this interview, Mr Keck discussed the following issues:
- his activity inside the Tokyo delegation;
- the functioning of the Tokyo delegation;
- EU-Japan relations between 1986 and 2000;
- the organisation of DGI and the Japan division;
- his activity as director for sectoral commercial negotiations;
- the commercial negotiations in the textiles and automobile sectors;
- the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on his work;
- the European Commission’s industrial policy of the 1990s;
- the creation of DG Entreprise;
- the relations between DG III, DG XII, and DG XIII;
- the relations between DG III and the trade unions and the business sector.

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