Malfatti Commission

The Malfatti Commission is the European Commission that held office from 1 July 1970 to 21 March 1972. Its president was Franco Maria Malfatti.


It was the successor to the Rey Commission and was succeeded by the Mansholt Commission. The Malfatti Commission began as the integration process was relaunched: the EC adopting a financial framework and competing the single market. There was also the beginnings of political cooperation, monetary cooperation and of enlargement as talks opened with Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.[1]


The Malfatti Commission
Portfolio(s) Commissioner Member state Party affiliation
President Franco Maria Malfatti   Italy DC
Vice President;
Sicco Mansholt   Netherlands Labour
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
External Relations & Development Aid Jean-François Deniau   France UDF
Industrial Affairs & Trade Altiero Spinelli   Italy

Summary by political leaningsEdit

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
Independent 1

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