Wilhelm Haferkamp


Wilhelm Haferkamp (1 July 1923 – 17 January 1995) was a longtime member of the European Commission. Born in Germany, he was a social democratic politician. He was appointed to the commission by the West German government in 1967. He served in a number of posts including Vice President until 1985. He died in Brussels.

Wilhelm Haferkamp (right) with President François-Xavier Ortoli

In the Rey Commission from 1967 he served as Commissioner for Energy. His portfolio then expanded to include the Internal Market in 1970 under the Malfatti Commission and Mansholt Commission until 1973 when he joined the Ortoli Commission as Commissioner for Economic, Finance, Credit and Investments. His last post was Commissioner for External Relations, which he served as until 1985 under the Jenkins and Thorn Commissions.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hans von der Groeben
as European Commissioner for Internal Market and Regional Policy
European Commissioner for Internal Market and Energy
1970–1973
Succeeded by
Finn Olav Gundelach
as European Commissioner for the Internal Market and the Customs Union