Delors I

Fonds Creator
Administrative and Biographical History

The President of the Commission who assigned Peter Sutherland the Competition portfolio was Jacques Delors, a former Minister for Finance in the Government of the French Republic. In addition to his responsibilities as President, he also was responsible for Monetary Affairs, Co-ordination of Structural Funds, the legal Service and the Spokesman's Group, General Secretariat, Interpretation Service, and the Security Office. Delors presided over the European Commission for three terms (though the last one lasted for around a year). The first term lasted from 1985 to 1988, the second until 1992 and the final one until 1994, making Delors the longest serving president.