Interview with Viñas, Angel

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

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Recorded in 14 June 2017 Brussels
Interview by Alice Cunha in English

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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During the interview, Mr Viñas discussed the following topics:
- his educational background, recruitment, and career in the Commission;-the Commission position in the UN;-his interest in European affairs;
- his relations with Chris Patten and Hans van den Broek;
- the human rights policy;-the circumstances of his departure;
- the work organization between DG External Political Relations, DG External Economic Relations, and DG Development;
- the relations with Latin America;
- how he was received as a Spaniard;
- his connections with his home country;
- main challenges while at the Commission.

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