On 17 April 1972, Sicco Mansholt, appointed President of the European Commission one month earlier, defends, before the Council, three socio-structural Directives designed to achieve the modernisation of European farms.
In 1974, in a published collection of interviews, Sicco Mansholt, former European Commissioner with special responsibility for agriculture, describes the issues and the difficulties associated with his plan for a reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP).
On 16 July 1952, as the National Consultative Committee for the Integration of European Agriculture is established, Sicco Mansholt, Netherlands Foreign Minister, gives an address in which he advocates the idea of a unification of the European agricultural industries.
On 4 July 1969, Louis George Rabot, Director-General of Agriculture at the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) submits a note to Sicco Mansholt, Vice-President of the CEC, in which he speculates on the consequences of certain commercial agreements concluded by the Member States with state-trading countries.
On 25 March 1952, Sicco Mansholt, Netherlands Agriculture Minister, reveals to delegates of the Member States of the Council of Europe, meeting in Paris for a European agriculture conference, the importance which his Government places on European agricultural integration.