Jacques Delors

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Delors in 1988

Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (born 20 July 1925) is a French politician. 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.[1]

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".[2]

Delors was born in Paris. He studied at the University of Paris. In 1941, he married his wife Marie Lephaille. Together, they have one daughter: Martine Aubry (born 1950), who is the mayor of Lille and the First Secretary of the Socialist Party.[3]

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