Interview with Tickell, Crispin

From the The European Commission 1973-1986. Memories of an institution Collection

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Recorded in 21 August 2010
Interview by Piers Ludlow

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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Au cours de l'interview le témoin a abordé les sujets suivants : Climate change; first enlargement; Jenkins' preparations for office; appointment of Jenkins' cabinet; Ditchley Park meeting; allocation of portfolios; British pressure on Commission; language balance; administrative culture; speech writing; visit to China; Florence speech; European Monetary System; transition between presidencies; travel schedule; role of chef de cabinet; Jenkins' working style; Commission representation on the G7; importance of Commission Secretary General; relations with COREPER; British Budgetary Question; Jenkins-Thatcher relationship; Harold Macmillan; Charles de Gaulle; Edward Heath; George Thomson; Tony Barber; Geoffrey Rippon; Roy Jenkins; Hayden Phillips; Ewan Ferguson; Antony Acland; Gaston Thorn; David Marquand; Michael Emerson; François Ortoli; Helmut Schmidt; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing; Etienne Davignon; Wilhelm Haferkampf; Willy Brandt; Finn Gundelach; Claude Cheysson; Antonio Giolitti; Lorenzo Natali; Christopher Tugendhat; Henk Vredeling; Raymond Vouël; Guido Brunner; Etienne Reuter; Michael Jenkins; Graham Avery; Tony Crosland; Emile Noël; Jimmy Carter; Henry Kissinger; Jacques Chirac; Hans-Dieter Ehlermann; Donald Maitland; Michael Butler; Richard Hay; Christopher Soames; Margaret Thatcher; Anthony Eden; François Mitterrand; Helmut Kohl; James Callaghan; Roger Beetham

Cited Persons

Acland, Antony, Avery, Graham, Barber, Tony, Beetham, Roger, Brandt, Willy, Brunner, Guido, Butler, Michael, Carter, Jimmy, Chirac, Jacques, Crosland, Tony, Eden, Anthony, Ehlermann, Claus-Dieter, Emerson, Michael, Ferguson, Ewan, Gaulle, Charles De, Giolitti, Antonio, Giscard d´Estaing, Valery, Hay, Richard, Jenkins, Michael, Kissinger, Henry, Kohl, Helmut, Macmillan, Harold, Maitland, Donald, Marquand, David, Miterrand, François, Phillips, Hayden, Reuter, Etienne, Rippon, Geoffrey, Schmidt, Helmut, Soames, Christopher, Thompson, George, Vouel, Raymond

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