Interview with Paemen, Hugo

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

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Interviewee
Reference Code
INT1097
Interview Informations

Recorded in 26 September 2016 Brussels
Interview by Federico Romero in English

Access Level
Open Transcript, Open Audio
Materials

Electronic File

Content

Abstract

During the interview Mr Paemen discussed the following topics:
Organization of workflow and division of responsibilities in DG I;
- Recruiting experts for Uruguay Round negotiations and collaboration with other DGs;
- Contacts with business groups and trade associations;
- Uruguay Round negotiations: an assessment;
- Head of Delegation in Washington DC, tasks and relations with Members States ambassadors;
- The WTO;
- Relations with the US;
- US presidents and Europe;
- The 1990s atmosphere, internal market and Euro;
- Outstanding personalities in the Commission;
- Leaving the Commission.

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