Interview with Lebessis, Notis

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

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Recorded in 17 March 2017 Brussels
Interview by Simone Paoli in English

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The interview began with a question on the interviewee’s educational background and continued with questions regarding the circumstances of his recruitment. After that, the interviewee spoke about his activities in the European Commission, particularly the DG Social Affairs, the Forward Studies Unit and the DG Agriculture. In this context, his comments on the EC/EU migration policies and the reform of the European governance are particularly valuable; remarks on external events that left their mark on the European Commission, including the rise of the neoliberal ideology and the Eastern enlargement of the European Union, are also worthy of note.

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