Interview with Paleokrassas, Yannis

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

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Recorded in 29 March 2016 Athens
Interview by Eirini Karamouzi in English

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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During the interview, Mr Paleokrassas discussed the following topics:
- his educational background and career;
- Greece’s accession and restructuring programme;
- his relations with President Delors and the other commissioners;
- Rio+20;
- Ecolabel and Eco-audit;
- his relations with the directorates-general;
- the seat of the European Environment Agency;
- the appointment of directors-general;
- Delors presidency;
- White Paper (1993) and a new development model;
- the relations with lobbies and NGOs;
- Member States’ position on environmental issues;
- 1995 enlargement and negotiations with Norway on fisheries issues;
- Montreal Protocol;
- his connections with the Greek government;
- the relations with the European Parliament;
- WHO Rounds;
- Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.

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