Interview with Patten, ChrisFrom the The European Commission 1986-2000. Memories of an institution Collection
Recorded in 11 October 2016 London
Interview by Piers Ludlow in English
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.
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