4 September 2017:20th anniversairy of the death of Pierre Chatenet, President of the Euratom Commission
The 4 September 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Pierre Chatenet, the 3rd and last President of the Commission of the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom). A graduate in law from the Ecole libre des Sciences politiques de Paris, he has held several civil servant positions within a number of French Minsitries (Ministry for Labour, Ministry for Foreign Affairs), as well as representation positions to the United Nations, to Tunisia (in Tunis) and to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO). Between September 1958 and January 1959 he was delegate to the French Minister for Armies in charge of the Administration of the Air Force, before being appointed Secretary of State attached to the French Prime Minister, Michel Debré, from 8 January 1959 to 28 May 1959, and Minister for the Interior from 28 May 1959 to 6 May 1961. On 10 January 1962, Pierre Chatenet is appointed President of the Euratom Commission. His mandate came to an end on 6 July 1967, following the merger of the 3 executives - the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the Commission of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the Commission of the EAEC or Euratom.