Charlemagne Prize 2023
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
The Commission of the European Communities 1969
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 1969 The Commission of the European Communities
Born on 15th July, 1902 in Liège.
Studied Law at the University of Liège and was conferred a doctorate (LLD). From 1926 acted as a lawyer at the Court of Appeal in Brussels.
1940 military service, was a prisoner of war in Germany from 1940–1945.
In 1939 and from 1946–1958 he was a Member of the Belgian Parliament. He held various ministries (1949–1950 Minister for Reconstruction and Development; 1954–1958 Minister of Economy). From 1958 he was a memer of the Commission of the European Economic Community; from 1967 to 1970 he held the office of President of the Commission of the European Community.
Died on 19th May 1983.
Speech (extract) by Mayor Hermann Heusch
Speech (extract) by Jean Rey
Photo President of the Commission of the European Community
President of the Commission of the European Community