Interview with Gabriel Robin (Paris, 11 June 2009) — Excerpt: the ‘Call of Cochin’ by Jacques Chirac in December 1978

In this interview excerpt, Gabriel Robin, technical adviser at the Secretariat General of the Presidency of the French Republic from 1973 to 1979, recalls the reaction of President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing to the ‘Call of Cochin’ by Jacques Chirac in December 1978, in which Chirac criticised the federalist tendencies of the European integration process, shortly before the first elections to the European Parliament by universal suffrage, which were strongly supported by the French President.

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Source: Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe, Château de Sanem, L-4992 Sanem (Luxembourg).
Interview de Gabriel Robin / GABRIEL ROBIN, Étienne Deschamps, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Paris: CVCE [Prod.], 11.06.2009. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:03:11, Couleur, Son original).

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