Albert Coppé

Albert Coppé (26 November 1911 in Bruges – 30 March 1999 in Tervuren) was a Belgian and European politician and economist.

Albert Coppé
European Commissioner for Social Affairs, Transport and Budget
In office
1 July 1970  6 January 1973
PresidentFranco Maria Malfatti
Sicco Mansholt
Preceded byLionello Levi Sandri (Social Affairs, Personnel and Administration)
Victor Bodson (Transport)
Himself (Budgets, Credit, Investment, Press and Information)
Succeeded byPatrick Hillery (Social Affairs)
Carlo Scarascia-Mugnozza (Parliamentary Affairs, Environmental Policy and Transport)
European Commissioner for Budget, Credit, Investment, Press and Information
In office
2 July 1967  1 July 1970
PresidentJean Rey
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHimself (Social Affairs, Transport and Budget)
Wilhelm Haferkamp (Economics, Finance, Credit and Investments)
President of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community
In office
1 March 1967  2 July 1967
Preceded byRinaldo Del Bo
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born(1911-11-26)26 November 1911
Bruges, Belgium
Died30 March 1999(1999-03-30) (aged 87)
Tervuren, Belgium
Political partyChristian Democratic and Flemish


Born in Bruges on 26 November 1911, Coppé was a founding member of the CVP party and served in the European Commission as Commissioner for Social Affairs, Transport & Budget under the Malfatti & Mansholt Commissions. He also led an interim High Authority in the European Coal and Steel Community in 1967.

Coppé died in Tervuren on 30 March 1999.

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