Interview with Von Donat, Marcell

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

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Recorded in 13 June 2016 Munich
Interview by Birte Wassenberg in English

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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During the interview, Mr von Donat discussed the following issues:
- educational background and career path at the European Commission;
- the Commission’s support to partner organizations;
- his interest in European affairs;
- the beginnings of regional policy;
- hierarchy in the Commission;
- Coreper and the Antici Group;
- the Luxembourg Compromise;
- Brussels Summit (1988);
- the relocation (asbestos);
- the subsidiarity principle;
- the creation of the Committee of the Regions;
- the Secretaries-General: Émile Noël and David Williamson;
- the College of Commissioners;
- the impact of enlargements on administrative culture;
- the implementation of the Internal Market;
- the enlargement to countries of Central and Eastern Europe;
- Delors’ presidency;
- German reunification.

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