Interview with Lalis, Georgette

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

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Recorded in 08 June 2016 New York
Interview by Veera Mitzner in English

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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In this interview, Ms Lalis discussed the following issues:
- her education and professional background;
- her first experience at the Commission;
- women in the Commission;
- the writing of the social chapter of Maastricht;
- her relations with Vasso Papandreou;
- the circumstances of her appointment to the cabinet of Ms Papandreou;
- the relations with Coreper I;
- the administrative impact of the 1995 enlargement;
- the end of the Cold War;
- Thatcher’s fall;
- her relations with her home country, Greece;
- European public health policy (e.g. tobacco and lobbies);
- her vision of Europe;
- the maritime policy.

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