Interview with Philippe de Schoutheete (Brussels, 4 March 2010) — Excerpt: the Tindemans Report (1975)

In this interview excerpt, Philippe de Schoutheete, Honorary Belgian Ambassador and Minister-Counsellor in Bonn from 1972 to 1976, describes the circumstances surrounding the preparation of the report submitted to the Heads of State or Government by Leo Tindemans, Belgian Foreign Minister, at the end of 1975, and particularly refers to his own personal role as drafter of the report. In retrospect, although it was not formally approved, this report, which was intended to offer a conception of European Union, foreshadowed many subsequent developments in European integration.

Source and copyright

Source: Interview de Philippe de Schoutheete / PHILIPPE DE SCHOUTHEETE, Hervé Bribosia.- Bruxelles: CVCE [Prod.], 04.03.2010. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:06:52, Couleur, Son original).

Copyright: (c) CVCE.EU by UNI.LU
Tous droits de reproduction, de communication au public, d'adaptation, de distribution ou de rediffusion, via Internet, un réseau interne ou tout autre moyen, strictement réservés pour tous pays. Consultez l'avertissement juridique et les conditions d'utilisation du site.

This document is also available in…