In his editorial on 4 March 1964, Emanuele Gazzo, Chief Editor of the Europe daily bulletin, analyses the subject of collegiality in decision-making at the EEC Commission, the EAEC Commission and the ECSC High Authority ahead of the merger of the three institutions into a single Commission of the European Communities.
As Franco Maria Malfatti announces his early retirement from his post as President of the Commission of the European Communities for 22 March 1972, the German newspaper Die Zeit stresses, on 10 March 1972, the importance of the Commission President’s personal commitment if the institution is to maintain its role as political motor for European integration and not become a mere administrative service.
Group photo of the 25 Members of the European Commission presided by José Manuel Durão Barroso, taken on 2 February 2005 in Brussels. In the front row, from left to right: Joaquín Almunia, Louis Michel, Jacques Barrot, Franco Frattini, Danuta Hübner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Margot Wallström, José Manuel Durão Barroso, Günter Verheugen, Siim Kallas, Olli Rehn and Viviane Reding. In the second row, from left to right: Joe Borg, Markos Kyprianou, László Kovács, Janez Potocnik, Marianne Fischer Boel, Andris Piebalgs, Peter Mandelson, Dalia Grybauskaite, Neelie Kroes, Charlie McCreevy, Ján Figel’, Vladimír Špidla and Stavros Dimas.
In this interview, Jacques Santer, former President of the European Commission, outlines the criteria, in particular the political criteria, which, in 1994, guided the selection of Commissioners and the allocation of portfolios.
In this interview, Jacques Santer, former President of the European Commission, outlines the main difficulties encountered in 1994 in the selection of Commissioners and in the allocation of their respective responsibilities.
Seated from left to right during a meeting held in Luxembourg on 13 January 1958: Walter Hallstein, President of the EEC Commission; Paul Finet, President of the ECSC High Authority; and Louis Armand, President of the Euratom Commission.
On 14 March 1972, in Strasbourg, Franco Maria Malfatti, President of the Commission of the European Communities from 1 July 1970 to 21 March 1972, explains to the European Parliament the reasons for his resignation and the circumstances surrounding his decision.
Issues of Community concern in 1977, as seen by a President of the Commission. During an interview conducted by the magazine Vision, Roy Jenkins broaches different subjects, including foreign policy, the question of the enlargement of the Community, the CAP, and election to the European Parliament by universal suffrage.
Interview with Gaston Thorn, conducted by the monthly publication 30 Jours d’Europe in January 1981, upon his taking up office as President of the European Commission. The Luxembourger talks about his life and career, while giving his point of view on the difficulties and challenges faced by the various Community institutions, in particular the Commission.