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The Resource Angel Viñas : [Fonds]

Angel Viñas : [Fonds]

Label
Angel Viñas : [Fonds], 1975-2004
Title
Angel Viñas
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1975-2004
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
The fonds includes records concerning the political career of Angel Viñas within the European Commission (DG1A) from his position as Director for Asia and Latin America Affairs and then as Head of the European Commission Delegation to the United Nations to his position as Director for Multilateral Relations in the Commission and finally in the Directorate dealing with Human Rights. Of special interest are the files concerning the Commission's role in promoting human rights and democratisation with studies of EU institutions' policy statements and commitments on human rights, including EU common strategies and positions, statements from UN, international bodies, Commissioner's speeches and the EP position as well as human rights/democratisation clauses included in EC co-operation agreements and treaties. Miscellaneous material concerning budgetary and personnel issues in DG1A
Biographical or historical data
Angel Viñas began University in Hamburg studying German Language and Literature but soon switched to Political Economy. He subsequently attended the Free University of Berlin and also Glasgow University. He graduated with first class honours from the University of Madrid (Complutense) in 1966. He also won the prestigious National Prize for the best academic curriculum.He entered the Spanish economic foreign service in 1968. After a brief spell on the staff of the IMF, he was assigned to the Spanish Embassy in Bonn in 1971. His research activity led to a doctoral thesis on the origins of Hitlerś intervention in Spain for which he obtained first class honours in 1973 and a "prix extraordinaire" in 1974. He was appointed an executive adviser to the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for the NATO dossier and for the creation of a policy planning staff. After the NATO referendum in 1986 he was in charge of promoting relations between the European Community and Latin America. From 1987 to 1997 he was an official at the European Commission as a Director for Relations with Latin America and Asia (1987), and head of the Commission Delegation to the United Nations (1991). On his return to Brussels in 1997 he was given the post of Director for Multilateral Political Relations and Human Rights. He left the Commission in 2001 and rejoined the Complutense University and later on the Spanish economic foreign service. He served as a Counsellor for Economy and Trade at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU until August 2007 when he retired.
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Viñas, Ángel
Language note
Fonds in French, German, Italian, Dutch, and English. Inventory in English
Location of other archival material
Documentation annexed to the fonds covers the following subject areas: Latin America, developing countries and ACP, EU policy and European Commission, EU foreign relations, human rights and democracy, foreign policy and security.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European Commission of Human Rights
  • European Commission
  • European Commission
  • European Commission
  • EC PHARE Programme
  • TACIS (Program)
  • Commission of the European Communities
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Democratization
  • Conflict management
  • International criminal courts
  • Crimes against humanity
  • International organization
  • Human rights
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • National security
  • European Union countries
  • European Union countries
  • Asia
  • European Union countries
  • Latin America
  • Balkan Peninsula
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Central
Label
Angel Viñas : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/4033?item=AV
Instantiates
Note
  • Selective bibliography: Viñas, Angel. La Alemania nazi y el 18 de Julio: antecedentes de la intervención alemana en la guerra civil española. Madrid: Alianza, 1974; Viñas, Angel. El oro español en la guerra civil. Madrid: Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, 1976; Viñas, Ángel. El oro de Moscú: alfa y omega de un mito franquista. Barcelona: Grijalbo, 1979; Viñas, Angel [et al.]. Política comercial exterior en España: 1931-1975. Madrid: Banco exterior de España, Servicio de estudios economicos, 1979; Viñas, Ángel. Los pactos secretos de Franco con Estados Unidos: bases, ayuda económica, recortes de soberanía. Barcelona: Grijalbo, 1981; Viñas, Angel. Franco, Hitler y el estallido de la guerra civil: antecedentes y consecuencias. Madrid: Alianza, 2001; Viñas, Angel. En las garras del aguila: los pactos con Estados Unidos, de Francisco Franco a Felipe González (1945-1995). Barcelona: Crítica, 2003. Viñas, Ángel. Al servicio de Europa: innovación y crisis en la Comisión Europea. Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2005; Viñas, Ángel. La soledad de la República: el abandono de las democracias y el viraje hacia la Unión Soviética. Barcelona: Crítica, 2006; Viñas, Angel. El escudo de la República: el oro de España, la apuesta soviética y los hechos de Mayo de 1937. Barcelona: Crítica, 2007; Las políticas comunitarias: una visión interna. Madrid: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, 2006; Viñas, Angel. El honor de la República: entre el acoso fascista, la hostilidad británica y la política de Stalin. Barcelona: Crítica, 2009
  • Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Mary Carr
Control code
FIEb17091937
Extent
234 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
System control number
  • FIEb16763105
  • (OCoLC)933293882
Terms governing use
Photocopying is limited to 500 copies a year, per researcher. Where documents are marked confidential, they cannot be copied.
Label
Angel Viñas : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/4033?item=AV
Note
  • Selective bibliography: Viñas, Angel. La Alemania nazi y el 18 de Julio: antecedentes de la intervención alemana en la guerra civil española. Madrid: Alianza, 1974; Viñas, Angel. El oro español en la guerra civil. Madrid: Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, 1976; Viñas, Ángel. El oro de Moscú: alfa y omega de un mito franquista. Barcelona: Grijalbo, 1979; Viñas, Angel [et al.]. Política comercial exterior en España: 1931-1975. Madrid: Banco exterior de España, Servicio de estudios economicos, 1979; Viñas, Ángel. Los pactos secretos de Franco con Estados Unidos: bases, ayuda económica, recortes de soberanía. Barcelona: Grijalbo, 1981; Viñas, Angel. Franco, Hitler y el estallido de la guerra civil: antecedentes y consecuencias. Madrid: Alianza, 2001; Viñas, Angel. En las garras del aguila: los pactos con Estados Unidos, de Francisco Franco a Felipe González (1945-1995). Barcelona: Crítica, 2003. Viñas, Ángel. Al servicio de Europa: innovación y crisis en la Comisión Europea. Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2005; Viñas, Ángel. La soledad de la República: el abandono de las democracias y el viraje hacia la Unión Soviética. Barcelona: Crítica, 2006; Viñas, Angel. El escudo de la República: el oro de España, la apuesta soviética y los hechos de Mayo de 1937. Barcelona: Crítica, 2007; Las políticas comunitarias: una visión interna. Madrid: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, 2006; Viñas, Angel. El honor de la República: entre el acoso fascista, la hostilidad británica y la política de Stalin. Barcelona: Crítica, 2009
  • Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Mary Carr
Control code
FIEb17091937
Extent
234 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
System control number
  • FIEb16763105
  • (OCoLC)933293882
Terms governing use
Photocopying is limited to 500 copies a year, per researcher. Where documents are marked confidential, they cannot be copied.

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