Interview with Thøgersen, Niels Jørgen

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

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Recorded in 19 January 2017 Copenhagen
Interview by Haakon Andreas Ikonomou in English

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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During the interview Mr Thøgersen discussed the following topics:
- Commission office in Copenhagen (for Denmark and the other Nordic countries);
- Director of communications in the European Commission;
- SEA referendum campaign in Denmark 1986;
- Team 92/Team Europe;
- European Commission Communication Office;
- The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Maastricht process;
- Establishing EU communication and liaison in Central and Eastern Europe;
- Democratic deficit and connecting with ‘regular people’;
- Collaboration with other DGs;
- Launch of the EU’s internet pages;
- ‘Europe for citizens’;
- Transition from Delors to Santer.

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