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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12292

10 July 2019
BEACONS / Beacons
How to become the President of the European Commission

When it was time to select the President of the first EEC Commission, the presidency of the High Authority of the ECSC was a French fiefdom (from Monnet to Finet via Mayer). Monnet lent his support to a Dutch Minister of steady temperament and well-known Federalist views, Sicco Mansholt. He also saw Jean Rey, the Belgian Minister for Economic Affairs, as a good potential candidate. For the fledgling Euratom Community, Paris backed Louis Armand. Germany asserted its own rights; acceding to...

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