Mansholt Commission

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The Mansholt Commission is the European Commission that held office from 22 March 1972 to 5 January 1973. Its President was Sicco Mansholt.


It was the successor to the Malfatti Commission and was succeeded by the Ortoli Commission. It oversaw the creation of the European Monetary System on 24 April 1972 and the first enlargement on 1 January 1973.[1]


The Mansholt Commission
Portfolio(s) Commissioner Member state Party affiliation
President Sicco Mansholt  Netherlands PvdA
Vice President;
Internal Market & Energy
Wilhelm Haferkamp  West Germany SPD
Economic & Financial Affairs Raymond Barre  France UDF
Competition & Regional Policy Albert Borschette  Luxembourg
Social Affairs, Transport & Budget Albert Coppé  Belgium CVP
External Relations & Trade Ralf Dahrendorf  West Germany FDP
Foreign Affairs & Development Aid Jean-François Deniau  France UDF
Agriculture Carlo Scarascia-Mugnozza  Italy DC
Industrial Affairs & Research Altiero Spinelli  Italy PCI

Summary by political leanings[edit]

The colour of the row indicates the approximate political leaning of the office holder using the following scheme:

Affiliation No. of Commissioners
Right leaning / Conservative 2
Liberal 3
Left leaning / Socialist 3
Unknown / Independent 1


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