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Jacques  Delors

Jacques Delors

Influential European Politician

Biography

Known as the architect of the Single European Act, the first modification of the Treaty of Rome, and of the ambitious reform of funding for the European Community, the Honorable Jacques Delors is one of the most influential politicians who contributed to the formation of the Europe of the nineties. Read More >

Delors became the president of the European Commission in 1985. During his tenure as the head of the Commission, he worked to redevelop its major structures, including reinforcing the European Community financial systems (the White Paper for a single internal market) and the creation of the Euro as the single European currency.  His work in finance ushered in a new era of funding reform and changed the global makeup of finance.  Delors also figured prominently in the signing of the treaty of adhesion with Spain and Portugal.

Previously, Delors served as Minister of Economy and Finance in François Mitterand's first government in 1981. On the local level, he served as the Mayor of Cliché Marcha in 1993. Read Less ^

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A Powerful Europe on the World Stage

Economic, Political & Social Dimensions of Europe