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Homage to Karel Van Miert, former Member of the EC, with the participation of José Manuel Barroso

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On 22 June 2010, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, inaugurated a memorial plinth dedicated to late Karel Van Miert, former highly influential member of the EC in charge of Competition (European Commission under the presidency of Jacques Santer). The ceremony took place in the presence of current Vice-Presidents of the EC, Neelie Kroes and Joaquin Almunia, and Mario Monti, President of the Bocconi University of Milan and succesor of Karel Van Miert in the function of Member of the EC in charge of Competition (European Commission under the presidency of Romano Prodi).On 22 June 2009, Karel Van Miert, socialist Flemish politician, died at his home in Beersel, after falling from a ladder in his garden. He was 67.

Type: College   Reference: I-066336   Date: 22/06/2010
Personalities:   Davignon, Etienne |   Almunia, Joaquín |   Barroso, José Manuel |   van Miert, Karel  
Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Santer Commission
© European Union, 2010   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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