Maan Sassen

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Maan Sassen in 1948

Emmanuel Marie Joseph Antony (Maan) Sassen (11 September 1911 – 20 December 1995) was a Dutch politician, who served as European Commissioner for Competition in the Rey Commission from 1967 to 1971.[1]

Career[edit]

Sassen studied law and earned a doctorate. From 1936 to 1950 he worked as a lawyer and district attorney. In 1939 he became a member of the States of North Brabant. In 1946 he was elected to the Dutch House of Representatives for the Katholieke Volkspartij (KVP). He served as Minister responsible for the Dutch Colonies (1948–1949) and as European Commissioner for Competition in the Rey Commission from 1967 to 1971.

He was a member of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community from its establishment in 1952 and was the first President of the Christian Democratic group, the predecessor of the European People's Party Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schrijver, N. J. (2011). Netherlands Yearbook of International Law - 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 100. ISBN 9789067041881. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
Preceded by
Sicco Mansholt
Dutch European Commissioner
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Sicco Mansholt
Preceded by
Hans von der Groeben
European Commissioner for Competition
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Albert Borschette