Interview with Willy Claes (Hasselt, 21 October 2010) — Excerpt: His first encounter and contacts with Paul-Henri Spaak, one of the founding fathers of the European Union

In this interview excerpt, Willy Claes, Belgian Minister for Economic Affairs from 1973 to 1974, from 1977 to 1982 and from 1988 to 1992, Foreign Minister from 1992 to 1994 and Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) from 1994 to 1995, describes his first encounter and contacts with Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian Prime Minister from 1938 to 1939, in 1946 and from 1947 to 1949, Foreign Minister from 1936 to 1939, from 1939 to 1940 and from 1954 to 1957, President of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) from 1952 to 1954 and NATO Secretary General from 1957 to 1961. Willy Claes also emphasises his admiration for Paul-Henri Spaak, particularly mentioning his political vision and eloquence.

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Source: Interview de Willy Claes / WILLY CLAES, Étienne Deschamps, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Hasselt: CVCE [Prod.], 21.10.2010. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:04:21, Couleur, Son original).

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