Interview with André Flahaut (Brussels, 18 August 2010) — Excerpt: The origins of his interest in and commitment to Europe

In this interview excerpt, André Flahaut, an activist in the Socialist Party since 1973, Belgian Minister for National Defence from 1999 to 2007, President of the Chamber of Representatives from 2010 to 2014 and Minister for the Budget, the Civil Service and Administrative Simplification in the Government of the French Community since 2014, discusses his first encounter with European issues as a young socialist activist and as Adviser then Director at the Institut Émile Vandervelde from 1979 to 1995. He also emphasises the fact that Belgium is at the centre of Europe and that, as a founder member of the European Communities, it plays a driving role in European integration and in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

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Source: Interview d’André Flahaut / ANDRÉ FLAHAUT, Étienne Deschamps, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Bruxelles: CVCE [Prod.], 18.08.2010. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:01:58, Couleur, Son original).

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