Interview with Patten, Chris

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

Identity Statement

HAEU Reference Code
Interview Informations

Recorded in 11 October 2016 London
Interview by Piers Ludlow in English

Access Level
Open Transcript, Open Audio

Electronic File



In this interview, Chris Patten talks about the manner in which he was appointed Commissioner and his initial relations with the European Parliament, about his cabinet, about the quality and workings of the Prodi Commission, about enlargement, about the legacy of Jacques Santer’s resignation, about the Foreign Ministers with whom he worked, about relations with Javier Solana, about the importance of European foreign policy, and about policy towards North Korea, the Middle East, and China.

Relations Area

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, except where otherwise stated.
Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information
(sound, images, etc.), this permission cancels the general permission mentioned elsewhere and indicates any restrictions on use.

Icon loader 2acdb8e0a67b493326602c36dfafc6d676b5f427ed73ffa83db703a5365dd0fa
This website requires Javascript to be Activated to work Correctly