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Thatcher talks to European Parliament

Thatcher talks to European Parliament
Speech; Parliamentary debate; Technical
TX Date
15 Dec 1981
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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher addresses the European Parliament, as head of government of the member state occupying the Presidency of the EEC, to report back on a European Council meeting in London. Topics include economics and international trade. Followed by address to the Parliament in French by Gaston Thorn, European Commission President, introduced in French (by President of the European Parliament Simone Veil?). After a break a fuller version of Thatcher’s speech is heard, introduced in French (by Simone Veil?). Ends with a technician trying to contact London.
Margaret Thatcher; Gaston Thorn; Simone Veil?
Inflation; EEC; UK; Afghanistan; USSR; Unemployment; International relations; European Parliament; International politics; Economic systems; European economic cooperation; Belgium; Economic recession; National budgets; Europe; Poland; International trade; Japan; Protectionism; Democracy; International monetary systems; Freedom; Training; East West relations; European administration; International organizations; European institutions; Agroindustry; European Council; French (language); Agricultural economics

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