November 1, 1994 |
I f post-Cold War Europe has a political visionary, it is Jacques Delors, the president of the European Union's Executive Commission for the past decade and the man who revived the dream of binding onetime enemy states into an economic and political union. Sitting at a work table in his airy 14th floor office in Brussels, Delors spoke quietly but forcefully about the region's problems and its future with Times correspondent Tyler Marshall: * Question.
June 24, 1994 |
The European Union's semiannual summit, on the Greek island of Corfu today and Saturday, was envisioned as a look at Europe's future. The agenda carries an interim report on a planned multibillion-dollar trans-European network of new and upgraded rail lines and highways that will not just bind the continent more closely in the next century, but also create thousands of jobs and a vision in the process. Russian President Boris N.
June 6, 1994 |
European Commission President Jacques Delors hit out at neo-fascists in Italy's new government, saying the country had been contaminated by "a hideous beast." Delors was asked in an interview about published remarks by Italian neo-fascist leader Gianfranco Fini, who said the June, 1944, D-day landings marked the loss of Europe's cultural identity. "I read that with rage in my heart," Delors said.
June 27, 1992 |
Western powers stepped up their deliberations Friday on Bosnia-Herzegovina after the collapse of the Serbian-promised cease-fire in Sarajevo, and indications grew that they may soon consider military force if the situation there does not improve. In Washington, President Bush summoned his top national security advisers to talk about possible options for flying humanitarian aid into the embattled city, but officials said later that they apparently reached no firm decisions.
June 26, 1992 |
Six months ago, Western European leaders came together to orchestrate the economic and political unification of their continent. Today they meet again, this time to try to keep it from flying apart. To manage the task, they are prepared to turn again to the man who deserves the credit for taking them as far as they have gone--but who also shoulders some of the blame for their current predicament.
October 22, 1989 |
Here are excerpts of comments made by Jacques Delors, president of the European Community Executive Commission, during an interview in his Brussels office: On the trade disputes between the United States and the European Community and managing American concern: "There's a close link between the spirit of the overall relationship between the U.S. and Europe on one side and the process of solving commercial disputes on the other. . . .