Franco Maria Malfatti
Franco Maria Malfatti
|3rd President of the European Commission|
1 July 1970 – 1 March 1972
|Vice President||Sicco Mansholt|
|Preceded by||Jean Rey|
|Succeeded by||Sicco Mansholt|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
4 August 1979 – 15 January 1980
|Prime Minister||Francesco Cossiga|
|Preceded by||Arnaldo Forlani|
|Succeeded by||Attilio Ruffini|
|Minister of Education|
7 July 1973 – 11 March 1978
|Prime Minister||Mariano Rumor
|Preceded by||Oscar Luigi Scalfaro|
|Succeeded by||Mario Pedini|
|Born||Franco Maria Malfatti
June 13, 1927
|Died||10 December 1991
|Resting place||Santa Croce, Florence, Italy|
|Political party||Christian Democracy|
|Spouse(s)||Alessia Bianchi|
Franco Maria Malfatti ( pronunciation (help·info)) (13 June 1927 in Rome – 10 December 1991) was an Italian politician who served as the 3rd President of the European Commission from 1970 to 1972. He served at Italian level as Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1979 to 1980 and Italian Minister of Education from 1973 to 1978.
Malfatti was born in Rome to parents native of the province of Rieti. He was an important member of the governing council of Democrazia Cristiana (the Christian Democratic party) in which he became chief of political bureau, and covered several institutional charges.
In Democrazia Cristiana, he was a member of Dossetti's lobby, together with Amintore Fanfani, Aldo Moro, and Giorgio La Pira. In 1951 he was elected national representative for young members; in 1958 he was elected deputy for the district of Rieti and Umbria. He served as minister for Foreign Affairs (1979–80), Finance (1978–79), Instruction, Industry, State trades, and Mail and Telecommunications.
He was also the third President of the European Commission from 1970 to 1972. 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. He resigned from this post in 1972 to run for office in Italy.
In the 1980s he was chief of the Italian delegation in the European Parliament. Politically close to Aldo Moro's lobby, Malfatti was among the participants in Bilderberg meetings.
- Discover the former Presidents: The Malfatti Commission, Europa (web portal), Accessed 23 August 2007
- "Strasburgo addio, ecco gli eurodeputati italiani in uscita per candidarsi". Il Sole 24 ORE (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-01-23.
|President of the European Commission
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
|Italian Minister of Public Instruction
|Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs