Interview with Manuel Marín González: the principle of solidarity and the realisation of the plan for a European Constitution (Madrid, 13 April 2010)

In this interview, Manuel Marín, Vice-President of the European Commission from 1993 to 1999, describes the principle of solidarity as a key element in the relationship between citizens and the European institutions. He also asserts that the existence of a ‘democratic deficit’ within the European institutions represents a manipulation on the part of the media, and goes on to suggest that the reservations regarding the approval of a Constitutional Treaty were a strategy used by national authorities to promote their domestic policy interests, at the risk of lessening the interest of their citizens for European issues.

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Source: Interview de Manuel Marín González / MANUEL MARÍN GONZÁLEZ, Cristina Blanco Sío-López, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Madrid: CVCE [Prod.], 13.04.2010. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:03:36, Couleur, Son original).
Interview de Pierre Bernard-Reymond / PIERRE BERNARD-REYMOND, Frédéric Clavert, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Paris: CVCE [Prod.], 11.03.2009. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (01:34:45, Couleur, Son original).

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