Interview with Sir Brian Unwin (London, 20 May 2015) — Excerpt: The British general public and the Rome Treaties

In this interview excerpt, Sir Brian Unwin, a diplomat in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1960 to 1968, a senior official in Her Majesty’s Treasury from 1968 to 1985, Chairman of the Board of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise from 1987 to 1993 and President of the European Investment Bank from 1993 to 1999, discusses the relative disinterest of the British public in European integration, particularly in the signing of the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom) in Rome in 1957. He explains that at the end of the 1950s, the British public was mainly interested in issues related to the Suez Crisis, the Cold War and the process of decolonisation.

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Source: Interview de Sir Brian Unwin / SIR BRIAN UNWIN, Elena Danescu, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Sanem: CVCE [Prod.], 20.05.2015. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (02:16:12, Couleur, Son original).

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