The Thorn Commission was the European Commission that held office from 6 January 1981 until 5 January 1985. Its President was Gaston Thorn.
It was the successor to the Jenkins Commission and was succeeded by the Delors Commission. With a current economic crisis, it had to speed up enlargement to Greece, Spain and Portugal while making steps towards the Single European Act in 1985.However, with a period of eurosclerosis , due to economic problems and British vetoing over the Community budget, Thorn was unable to exert his influence to any significant extent.
|President (Secretariat-General, Legal Service, Spokesman’s Group, Culture and Security Office)||Gaston Thorn|
| Vice-President |
Economic and Financial Credit and Investments
| Vice-President |
External Relations (Nuclear Affairs)
| Vice-President |
Mediterranean Policy, Enlargement and Information
| Vice-President |
Industrial Affairs, Energy, Research and Science (Euratom Supply Agency and the Joint Research Centre)
| Vice-President |
Budget and Financial Control, Financial Institutions and Taxation
|Regional Policy (Coordination of Community Funds)||Antonio Giolitti|
|Transport, Fisheries and Tourism||Giorgios Contogeorgis|
|Internal Market, Industrial Innovation, Customs Union, the Environment, Consumer Protection and Nuclear Safety||Karl-Heinz Narjes|
|Parliamentary Relations and Competition||Frans Andriessen|
|Employment and Social Affairs (Tripartite Conference and Education Training)||Ivor Richard|
|Agriculture||Finn Olav Gundelach (Died 13 January 1981)|
|Agriculture||Poul Dalsager (From 20 January 1981)|
|Personnel and Administration (Mandate of 30 May 1980, Joint Interpreting and Conference Service, Statistical Office, Office for Official Publications)||Michael O'Kennedy (Resigned 3 March 1982)|
|Personnel and Administration (Mandate of 30 May 1980, Joint Interpreting and Conference Service, Statistical Office, Office for Official Publications)||Richard Burke (From 1 April 1982)|
|Development||Claude Cheysson (Resigned 23 April 1981)|
|Development||Edgard Pisani (From 26 May 1981; Resigned 3 December 1984)|
The colour of the row indicates the approximate political leaning of the office holder using the following scheme:
|Affiliation||No. of Commissioners|
|Right leaning / Conservative||6|
|Left leaning / Socialist||4|
|Unknown / Independent||6|
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