It was the successor to the Mansholt Commission and was succeeded by the Jenkins Commission. It was the first Commission since the first enlargement at the start of the year. It managed the extended Community during the instability of the Yom Kippur war, the 1973 oil crisis and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Summary by political leanings
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||4|
|Left leaning / Socialist||6|
|Unknown / Independent||3|
- Discover the former Presidents: The Ortoli Commission, Europa (web portal), Accessed 23 August 2007
- Replaced on July 13, 1976 by Cesidio Guazzaroni.