First meeting of the Thorn Commission
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
The Commission of the European Communities held its first meeting under the presidency of Gaston on 6 January 1981 in Brussels.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Roy Jenkins, former President of the CEC, and Gaston Thron, President of the CEC, photo, handshake (4 shots)
||Round table: Finn Olav Gundelach, Member of the CEC in charge of Agriculture and Fisheries (00:21:27); Michael O'Kennedy, Member of the CEC, Delegate of the President, in charge of Personnel and Administration, the Statistical Office and the Office for Official Publications (00:21:31); Lorenzo Natali, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of Mediterranean Policy, Enlargement and Information, and George Contogeorgis, Member of the CEC in charge of Transport, Fisheries and Coordination of Questions related to Tourism (00:21:37); Wilhelm Haferkamp, Vice-President of the CEC in charge of External Relations including Nuclear Affairs, and Ivor Richard, Member of the CEC in charge of Employment and Social Affairs, the Tripartite Conference, Education and Vocational Training (00:21:39); Arrival of Gaston Thorn (00:22:23); Frans Andriessen, Member of the CEC in charge of Relations with the European Parliament and Competition (00:23:13); George Contogeorgis (00:23:29) (14 shots)
||Welcome speech by Gaston Thorn (in FRENCH) hoping that the College will form a cohesive team
||General view of the meeting room (2 shots)