Commissioner for Development

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The Development Commissioner is a member of the European Commission . The Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development reports to him . The department has existed since the European Economic Community was founded in 1958, initially under the name Overseas Development . From 1970 to 1973 there was no commissioner, in 1973 the department was re-established under the new name of Development and Humanitarian Aid . When the Barroso II Commission took office in February 2010, the area of humanitarian aid and crisis protection was outsourced to a separate department.

In the Von der Leyen Commission , the office is called International Partnership . The commissioner is Jutta Urpilainen .

Previous incumbent

Commissioner Term of office Country national party political direction / European party
Jutta Urpilainen since 2019 FinlandFinland Finland SDP SPE
Neven Mimica 2014-2019 CroatiaCroatia Croatia SDP SPE
Andris Piebalgs 2010-2014 LatviaLatvia Latvia LC ELDR
Karel De Gucht 2009-2010 BelgiumBelgium Belgium Open VLD ELDR
Louis Michel 2004-2009 BelgiumBelgium Belgium MR ELDR
Poul Nielson 1999-2004 DenmarkDenmark Denmark S. SPE
João de Deus Pinheiro 1995-1999 PortugalPortugal Portugal Psd EPP
Manuel Marín 1989-1995 SpainSpain Spain PSOE SPE
Lorenzo Natali 1985-1989 ItalyItaly Italy DC EPP
Edgard Pisani 1981-1985 FranceFrance France PS SPE
Claude Cheysson 1973 - 1981 FranceFrance France PS SPE
Henri Rochereau 1962 - 1970 FranceFrance France independent conservative
Robert Lemaignen 1958–1962 FranceFrance France independent conservative

See also

Individual evidence

  1. dpa: The new commissioners: From old hands and newcomers - the new EU Commission . In: The time . November 27, 2019, ISSN  0044-2070 ( [accessed December 2, 2019]).