The Malfatti Commission is the European Commission that held office from 1 July 1970 to 21 March 1972. Its president was Franco Maria Malfatti.


It was the successor to the Rey Commission and was succeeded by the Mansholt Commission. 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]


The Malfatti Commission
Portfolio(s) Commissioner Member state Party affiliation
President Franco Maria Malfatti  Italy DC
Vice President;
Sicco Mansholt  Netherlands Labour
Vice President;
Internal Market & Energy
Wilhelm Haferkamp  West Germany SPD
Economic & Financial Affairs Raymond Barre  France UDF
Competition & Regional Policy Albert Borschette  Luxembourg
Social Affairs, Transport & Budget Albert Coppé  Belgium CVP
External Relations & Trade Ralf Dahrendorf  West Germany FDP
External Relations & Development Aid Jean-François Deniau  France UDF
Industrial Affairs & Trade Altiero Spinelli  Italy Italian Communist Party

Summary by political leanings

The colour of the row indicates the approximate political leaning of the office holder using the following scheme:

Affiliation No. of Commissioners
Right leaning / Conservative 2
Liberal 3
Left leaning / Socialist 2
Eurocommunist 1
Independent 1

See also