After me, the deluge

After me, the deluge

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Delors: Euro unstable, doomed from Day 1

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former European Commission President Jacques Delors, architect of the single euro currency, told The Daily Telegraph the euro was doomed from the start.

European Commission 'pushed aside'

BONN, Germany, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A former president of the European Commission says the body is being "pushed aside" in agreements about institutional organization in eurozone countries.

EU student exchange to focus on reforms

BRUSSELS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A founder of the European Union's Erasmus Program said its student exchange policies should focus on accommodating the urgent needs of a now-larger EU.

EC's Barroso calls draft laws 'absurd'

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The chief executive of the European Union wants to scrap at least 69 draft laws that he called absurd.

France faces trouble with EU charter

PARIS, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A new ruling that France will have to amend parts of its constitution to fall in line with the European charter, along with an upcoming vote by the powerful opp

Europe's cheerful voice

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Just over five years ago, a shudder went through the grandees of Europe when the distinguished American journal "Foreign Affairs" published an essay titled "The

European deals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- This weekend Europe picks its Thomas Jefferson, the man whose name is destined to ring through the ages as the bard and sage and architect who drafted the immor
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Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (born 20 July 1925 in Paris) is a French economist and politician, the only person to have served two terms as President of the European Commission (between 1985 and 1995).

In the 1940s–1960s, Delors held a series of posts in French banking and state planning. Member of the French Confederation of Christian Workers, he participated in its secularization and the foundation of the French Democratic Confederation of Labour. In 1969, he became an adviser to the Gaullist Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

In 1974, Delors joined the French Socialist Party, with other left-wing Christians. He was one of the rare members of the party to be openly religious, thus challenging its long-standing secular tradition. He served in the European Parliament from 1979 to 1981. Under President François Mitterrand, Delors served as Economics and Finance Minister from 1981–1983, and Economics, Finance, and Budget Minister from 1983–1984. He advocated a pause in the social policies, a clear acceptance of the market economy, and an alignment with European social democracy. Mitterrand flirted many times with the idea of naming him Prime Minister, but never did.

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