Interview with Sampaio Nunes, Pedro de

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

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

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Open Transcript, Open Audio

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During the interview, the following topics were discussed:
- family and educational background;
- Portugal’s accession to the EEC;
- professional experiences before joining the Commission;
- becoming Deputy Head of Staff of the first Portuguese Commissioner;
- portfolios’ distribution in the second Delors Commission;
- waves of liberalisation, security of supply, climate change;
- his work as Director for Energy technology and as Director for Conventional energy;
- dialogue with the OPEC;
- Commission’s representation in the International Energy Agency;
- regional approach of the internal market;
- impact of the collapse of the Eastern bloc on the energy sector;
- the 1991 Energy Charter;
- Delors’ candidacy to the presidency of the French Republic;
- fisheries;
- circumstances of his departure.

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