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Frans Andriessen

In office
1977 – 1980
Preceded by Wim Duisenberg
Succeeded by Gijs van Aardenne

In office
1981 – 1993
Preceded by Henk Vredeling
Succeeded by Hans van den Broek

Born 2 April 1929 (1929-04-02) (age 80)
Political party Catholic People's Party (KVP), Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)

Frans Andriessen (born 2 April 1929) is a senior Dutch politician.

In 1967 he was first elected to the House of Representatives for the Katholieke Volkspartij (KVP). From 1971 to 1977 he was leader of the KVP. He served as Minister of Finance (1977-1980) and European Commissioner (1981-1993). He is one of few to serve three consecutive terms as an EU Commissioner.

Preceded by
Henk Vredeling
Dutch European Commissioner
Succeeded by
Hans van den Broek
Preceded by
Raymond Vouel
European Commissioner for Competition
Succeeded by
Peter Sutherland


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