Interview with Pierre Pescatore (Luxembourg, 11 February 2009) — Excerpt: The empty chair crisis and the Luxembourg Compromise

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In this interview excerpt, Pierre Pescatore, Secretary-General and Director ad interim in the Political Affairs Directorate of the Luxembourg Foreign Ministry from 1964 to 1967, discusses the empty chair crisis, during which the French representatives, in disagreement with the Commission of the European Communities over the funding of the common agricultural policy (CAP), refused to participate in the intergovernmental meetings of the Community bodies in Brussels. Pierre Pescatore also shares his views on the institutional compromise secured in Luxembourg on 29 January 1966 that brought the empty chair crisis to an end.

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Source: Interview de Pierre Pescatore / PIERRE PESCATORE, Étienne Deschamps, prise de son: Alexandre Germain.- Luxembourg: CVCE [Prod.], 11.02.2009. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:04:40, Son original).

Photo: Pierre Pescatore. Couleur.

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