Interview with Pierre Bernard-Reymond (Paris, 11 March 2009) — Excerpt: the workings of the State Secretariat for European Affairs

In this extract, Pierre Bernard-Reymond, State Secretary for European Affairs in the French Foreign Ministry from 1979 to 1981, describes the establishment and the workings of the State Secretariat for European Affairs. He also emphasises the difficulties involved in taking action from within the political system owing to the clearly defined hierarchy and the delicate position of the Secretariat within the government. Nevertheless, he mentions his involvement in the renegotiations on the Lomé Convention.

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Source: Interview de Pierre Bernard-Reymond / PIERRE BERNARD-REYMOND, Frédéric Clavert, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Paris: CVCE [Prod.], 11.03.2009. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:05:46, Couleur, Son original).

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