Interview with Maniatopoulos, Konstantinos

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

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Recorded in 28 June 2017 Athens
Interview by Francesco Petrini in English

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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During the interview, Mr Maniatopoulos discussed the following issues:
- genesis and development of a common energy policy 1986-1995;
- impact of Chernobyl on energy policy;
- cooperation with energy producing countries;
- relations with OAPEC (Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries);
- relations with OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries);
- relations with the IEA (International Energy Agency);
- security of supply;
- impact of counter-shock;
- liberalization of the energy market;
- environmental concerns;
- technology programs;
- the collapse of the USSR and its impact on the EEC energy policy;
- 1991 Gulf War;
- European Energy Charter and Energy Charter;
- relations with multinational companies;
- coordination within the Commission;
- meetings with other Directors-General;
- relations with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency);
- relations with the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).

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