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Franco Maria Malfatti

Franco Maria Malfatti
3rd
President of the European Commission
In office
1970–1972
Preceded by Jean Rey
Succeeded by Sicco Mansholt
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 August 1979 – 15 January 1980
Prime Minister Francesco Cossiga
Preceded by Arnaldo Forlani
Succeeded by Attilio Ruffini
Italian Minister of Education
In office
7 July 1973 – 11 March 1978
Prime Minister Mariano Rumor
Aldo Moro
Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
Succeeded by Mario Pedini
Personal details
Born (1927-06-13)13 June 1927
Rome, Italy
Died 10 December 1991(1991-12-10) (aged 64)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Christian Democracy
Religion Roman Catholic

Franco Maria Malfatti di Monte Tretto (   ) (Rome, 13 June 1927 – 10 December 1991), was an Italian politician and President of the European Commission.

Biography

A descendant of Philip IV of France and wife Joan I of Navarre [1], Malfatti was born in Rome. He was an important member of the governing council of Democrazia Cristiana (the Christian Democratic party) in which he became chief of political bureau, and covered several institutional charges.

In Democrazia Cristiana, he was a member of Dossetti's lobby, together with Rieti and Umbria. He served as minister for Foreign Affairs (1979–80), Finance (1978–79), Instruction, Industry, State trades, and Mail and Telecommunications.

He was also the third President of the European Commission from 1970 to 1972. The "Malfatti Commission" began as the integration process was relaunched: the EC adopting a financial framework and competing the single market. There was also the beginnings of political cooperation, monetary cooperation and of enlargement as talks opened with Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.[1] He resigned from this post in 1972 to run for office in Italy.

In the 1980s he was chief of the Italian delegation in the European Parliament. Politically close to Aldo Moro's lobby, Malfatti was among the participants in Bilderberg meetings.

References

  1. ^ Discover the former Presidents: The Malfatti Commission, Europa (web portal), Accessed 23 August 2007

Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Rey
President of the European Commission
1970–1972
Succeeded by
Sicco Mansholt
Preceded by
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
Italian Minister of Public Instruction
1973–1978
Succeeded by
Mario Pedini
Preceded by
Arnaldo Forlani
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1979–1980
Succeeded by
Attilio Ruffini
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