Grigoris Varfis

Grigoris Varfis (Greek: Γρηγόρης Βάρφης; 2 January 1927, Athens – 10 September 2017,[1] Athens[citation needed]) was a Greek politician.

For the second half of 1983 Varfis was President of the Council of the European Union.

Later, he was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 24 July 1984 to 5 January 1985, where he represented the interests of the Socialist Party (PASOK). Finally, he was until 1989 EU Commissioner for relations with the EU Parliament for Regional Policies (1985) and for Consumer Protection (1986 to 1989) in the first Commission of Jacques Delors. He died on 10 September 2017 at the age of 90.[2]


  1. ^ "Θλίψη: Πέθανε πρώην υπουργός του ΠΑΣΟΚ". 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "ΠΑΣΟΚ: Πέθανε ο Γρηγόρης Βάρφης – Συλλυπητήρια από Γιούνκερ και Αβραμόπουλο". 12 September 2017.

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Preceded by Greek European Commissioner
Succeeded by