Interview with Phillips, Hayden

From the The European Commission 1973-1986. Memories of an institution Collection
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Recorded in 02 February 2011
Interview by Piers Ludlow


Au cours de l'interview le témoin a abordé les sujets suivants : Jenkins' preparations for the Presidency; Ditchley Park meeting; allocation of portfolios; British 1975 referendum; British fears about ‘Europe'; functioning of Jenkins' cabinet; Tickell/Phillips division of labour; linguistic balance in Commission; infractions committee; European Court; introduction of UK briefing culture; relations with the European Parliament; Jenkins/Ortoli relationship; contacts between cabinets; COREPER; Florence speech; G5 participation; distribution of Commission posts between nationalities; Three Wise Men report; Roy Jenkins; Harold Wilson; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing; Crispin Tickell; Michael Jenkins; Emile Noël; Christopher Audland; George Thomson; Christopher Soames; Robert Armstrong; Michael Palliser; Graham Avery; Klaus Ehlermann; Francis Ortoli; Emilio Colombo; Guido Brunner; Finn Gundelach; Etienne Davignon; Gaston Thorn; Celia Beale; Sue Besford; Wilhelm Haferkamp; Helmut Schmidt; Jimmy Carter; Claude Cheysson

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