Interview with Carvalho, Abraão de

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Recorded in 26 May 2017 Lisbon
Interview by Francesco Petrini in English

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During the interview, Mr Carvalho discussed the following issues:
- Portuguese industry and European integration;
- Internal market;
- Single European Act;
- the role of Jacques Delors in establishing the single market;
- cohesion policy and the single market programme;
- importance of majority voting;
- harmonisation and its limits;
- Bangemann and harmonisation;
- industrial policy in shipbuilding and aerospace;
- Galileo programme;
- European defence industry;
- competition with the US in defence industry;
- Bangemann Plan for a common defence market;
- access to raw materials.

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