On 11 September 1975, Jacques-René Rabier, Special Adviser to the European Commission, sends a note to Carlo Scarascia Mugnozza, Vice-President of the Commission, reporting on talks between a delegation from TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association) and Leo Tindemans, Belgian Prime Minister.
On 27 September 1975, Belgian Prime Minister Leo Tindemans gives an interview to the Dutch section of the European Movement in which he describes the objectives and procedures of his mission to define the notion of a ‘European Union’.
In 1975, Leo Tindemans, Belgian Prime Minister, outlines the circumstances in which he was appointed by his peers at the Paris Summit of 9 and 10 December 1974 to draw up a report on European Union and specifies the aims of this report.
On 25 October 1975, the Union of European Federalists (UEF) sends a letter to Leo Tindemans, Belgian Prime Minister, in which UEF activists stress the importance of European elections for the launch of the European Union.
In his memoirs, Leo Tindemans, former Belgian Prime Minister, describes the way in which he prepared his report on European Union during the year 1975, with the help of his staff and following numerous consultations at diplomatic level and with the general public.
In this interview, Leo Tindemans, former Belgian Prime Minister, describes how he was appointed by his peers, at the end of the Paris Summit of 9 and 10 December 1974, to draw up a report on European Union and how he selected the team of people to support him in this task.
On 29 December 1975, the Belgian Prime Minister, Leo Tindemans, publishes his report on European Union, drawn up on the basis of instructions given by the Nine at the Paris European Council of 9 and 10 December 1974.
On 29 December 1975, Belgian Prime Minister, Leo Tindermans publishes his report on European Union and accompanies it with an official letter in which he describes to his European colleagues the philosophy behind his political project, and expresses his faith in the future of European integration.
In the Dutch journal Internationale Spectator, Leo Tindemans, former Belgian Prime Minister and author of the Tindemans Report on European Union in 1975, looks back, twenty years on, at the origins of the report and the reactions that it engendered.
In his memoirs, Leo Tindemans, former Belgian Prime Minister, describes the way in which his report on European Union was received in 1975 by his European counterparts, in particular by the French President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, and outlines the subsequent developments in the European Communities that were already recommended in the Tindemans Report.
In this interview, Leo Tindemans, former Belgian Prime Minister, describes how his report on European Union was welcomed, in December 1975, by the Heads of State or Government of the Nine and outlines the main aspects of the text which were subsequently implemented in the process of European integration.
On 1 January 1976, in the Belgian daily newspaper La Libre Belgique, Albert Coppé, former Minister and former Belgian Member of the ECSC High Authority, analyses the main provisions of the Tindemans Report on European Union.
On 8 January 1976, the Luxembourg daily newspaper Luxemburger Wort comments on the main elements of the Tindemans Report on European Union, which recommends, in particular, the strengthening of the Community institutions.
On 10 January 1976, the German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung considers the proposals made by the Belgian Prime Minister, Leo Tindemans, concerning the conversion of the Communities into a European Union, primarily by strengthening the existing Community institutions and developing a common foreign policy.
On 20 February 1976, the Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir publishes an article written by the Belgian Minister, Pierre Vermeylen, in which he analyses the possible implications of the Tindemans Report on European Union.
In February 1976, in an article in the monthly economics journal Vision, Jean Rey, President of the European Commission, outlines the high hopes that he places in the political provisions of the Tindemans Report on European Union.
On 1 March 1976, George Thomson, Member of the European Commission with special responsibility for regional policy, comments on the Tindemans Report on European Union and outlines the future implications of European integration.
Group photo of the first European Council held under the Luxembourg Presidency, taken at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg on 1 April 1976. In the first row: Helmut Schmidt, Aldo Moro, Leo Tindemans, Joop den Uyl, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Grand Duke Jean, Gaston Thorn, James Callaghan, Anker Jorgensen, Liam Cosgrave and François-Xavier Ortoli. In the second row, among others: Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Knud Borge Andersen, Max van der Stoel, Renaat van Elslande, Wilhelm Haferkamp, Garret Fitzgerald, Jean Victor Sauvagnargues and Mariano Rumor.
On 2 April 1976, the Tindemans Report, which lays down the concept of a ‘European Union’, is presented at the Luxembourg European Council and discussed in a preliminary exchange of views. From left to right, Gaston Thorn, President-in-Office of the Council, Luxembourg Prime Minister, Minister of State and Foreign Minister, welcomes Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Leo Tindemans, Belgian Prime Minister and author of the report, at the Château de Senningen on 1 April 1976.
Le 10 avril 1976, interviewé sur les ondes de RTL, Leo Tindemans, Premier ministre de Belgique, commente les principaux aspects du rapport Tindemans sur l'Union européenne rendu public le 29 décembre 1975 et donne son sentiment sur l'échec du Conseil européen de Luxembourg des 1 et 2 avril 1976.
In this interview, Jean-Jacques Kasel, Legation Attaché in the Luxembourg Foreign Ministry from 1973 to 1976, describes how the Tindemans Report on European Union, published on 29 December 1975, was received by the Heads of State or Government of the nine Member States of the European Economic Community (EEC) during the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Communities, from 1 January to 30 June 1976.