Jacques Delors

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Jacques Delors
8th President of the European Commission
In office
7 January 1985 – 24 January 1995
Vice PresidentFrans Andriessen
Preceded byGaston Thorn
Succeeded byJacques Santer
Minister of Finance
In office
22 May 1981 – 17 July 1984
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Preceded byRené Monory
Succeeded byPierre Bérégovoy
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 1979 – 25 May 1981
ConstituencyEast France
Personal details
Jacques Lucien Jean Delors

(1925-07-20)20 July 1925
Paris, France
Died27 December 2023(2023-12-27) (aged 98)
Paris, France
Political partySocialist Party
Marie Lephaille
(m. 1941; died 2020)
Children2; including Martine
Alma materUniversity of Paris

Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (20 July 1925 – 27 December 2023) was a French politician.[1] He served as the 8th President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He served as Minister of Finance 1981 to 1984. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1981.[2]

Delors was in charge of the Delors Committee which proposed the monetary union to create the euro, a new single currency to replace individual national currencies in the European Union.[3]

In 2015, Donald Tusk announced that Delors would become the third person ever to have the title of Honorary Citizen of Europe because of "his remarkable contribution to the development of the European project".[4]

Delors was born in Paris. He studied at the University of Paris. In 1941, he married his wife Marie Lephaille. Together, they had two children. Their daughter Martine Aubry is the mayor of Lille and former First Secretary of the Socialist Party.[5]

Delors died in his sleep at his home in Paris, on 27 December 2023, aged 98.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Portugal, Rádio e Televisão de (2023-12-27). "Morreu Jacques Delors, ex-presidente da Comissão Europeia". Morreu Jacques Delors, ex-presidente da Comissão Europeia (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-12-27.
  2. European Commission – Discover the former Presidents, retrieved 21 September 2009
  3. Gino Raymond, Historical Dictionary of France (2008) pp 199–101, 124–25.
  4. "Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council - Consilium". www.consilium.europa.eu.
  5. Stevens, Andrew (March 2014). "Martine Aubry Mayor of Lille*". citymayors.com. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  6. "Former EU Commission president Jacques Delors dies at 98". 27 December 2023. Archived from the original on 27 December 2023. Retrieved 27 December 2023.

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