Wilhelm Haferkamp

Wilhelm Haferkamp (1 July 1923 – 17 January 1995) was a longtime member of the European Commission.[1] Born in Germany, he was a social democratic politician. He was appointed to the commission by the West German government in 1967. He served in a number of posts including Vice President until 1985. He died in Brussels.

In the Rey Commission from 1967 he served as Commissioner for Energy. His portfolio then expanded to include the Internal Market in 1970 under the Malfatti Commission and Mansholt Commission until 1973 when he joined the Ortoli Commission as Commissioner for Economic, Finance, Credit and Investments. His last post was Commissioner for External Relations, which he served as until 1985 under the Jenkins and Thorn Commissions.[2]


  1. ^ "Wilhelm Haferkamp : Obituaries". The Independent. 25 January 1995. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  2. ^ Levy, Phil. "The German Art of the Deal". Forbes. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
Political offices Preceded byHans von der Groeben Fritz Hellwig German European Commissioner 1967–1985 Succeeded by? Preceded byHans von der Groebenas European Commissioner for Internal Market and Regional Policy European Commissioner for Internal Market and Energy 1970–1973 Succeeded byFinn Olav Gundelachas European Commissioner for the Internal Market and the Customs Union