Former president of the EU Commission Jacques Delors has died | EUROtoday

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The former president of the European Commission Jacques Delors, a French politician and economist, has died on the age of 98. His daughter Martine Aubry made this identified to AFP. “He died this morning (today, ed.) in his house in Paris, in his sleep,” added the socialist mayor of Lille. Delors was thought-about among the many fathers of the one market and the euro, nonetheless in its infancy within the virtually 10 years he spent on the prime of what would change into the European Commission.

From the Bank of France to the Commission

Delors was born in Paris in 1925. After numerous positions in France, beginning with these within the National Bank, he grew to become concerned within the worldwide relations of the Socialist Party and landed a profession within the nascent European establishments. Between 1985 and 1994 he led the Commission of the European Communities, which grew to become the European Commission in 1993. At the top of his mandate he extinguished the hopes of the nationwide left by rejecting his candidacy within the 1995 presidential elections, a renunciation broadcast on tv in entrance of 13 million viewers