On 27 July 1979, Pierre Werner, Minister of State and President of the Luxembourg Government, gives an address to the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies on the government’s decision to make every effort to guarantee that the Luxembourg-based institutions and services of the European Communities remain in Luxembourg.
This article by Jacques Delors, President of the Commission of the European Communities from 1985 to 1995, is an assessment of the first four European Councils held under Luxembourg’s presidency in Luxembourg in April 1976, December 1980, December 1985 and June 1991, and forms part of the collection of essays published in 1993 in honour of Pierre Werner.
On 4 May 1983, Pierre Werner, Luxembourg Minister of State and President of the Government, gives a lecture in Fribourg for Europe Day entitled ‘The union of Europe — Plan and reality’, in which he discusses the origins and development of the European Communities as well as their challenges and prospects.
‘Abandoned building site’. In September 1983, cartoonist Hans Geisen draws a bitter portrait of the process of European unification, which he contrasts with the success of the United States of America.
On 22 November 1983, Gaston Thorn, President of the Commission of the European Communities, gives an address at the Royal Institute for International Relations (IRRI) in Brussels in which he indicates the ways and means for Europe to escape from its economic, political and institutional deadlock.
At the interregional meeting organised by the European Movement Luxembourg on 16 March 1984, Pierre Werner, Luxembourg Minister of State and President of the Government, gives a lecture on the growth crisis facing the European Communities. He particularly discusses the origins of the crisis and makes various suggestions as to how it might be resolved.
On 24 May 1984, Gaston Thorn, President of the European Commission, gives an address at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in which he harshly criticises the lack of progress on institutional reform and makes proposals to revive the European integration process.