Jenkins Commission (EU)
It was the successor to the Ortoli Commission and was succeeded by the Thorn Commission. Despite stagnating growth and a higher energy bill, the Jenkins Commission oversaw the development of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union from 1977, which began in 1979 as the European Monetary System, a forerunner of the Single Currency or euro. President Jenkins was the first President to attend a G8 summit on behalf of the Community.
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||4|
|Left leaning / Socialist||6|
|None / Independent||2|
- Kaltenthaler, Karl (1998). Germany and the Politics of Europe's Money. Duke University Press. p. 42. ISBN 0-8223-2171-8. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
After EC Commission President Roy Jenkins proposed a fixed exchange rate mechanism for the European Community in 1978, Helmut Schmidt picked up on the idea and convinced Giscard of the idea's merits
- Discover the former Presidents: The Jenkins Commission, Europa (web portal), Accessed 23 August 2007
- "EU and the G8". European Commission. Retrieved 2007-09-25.
- European commission website
- PDF Archive of Commission Membership
- PDF Analysis of Political Experience of Commission Membership by UK politician Tom King and the Centre for Policy Studies