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Günter Verheugen

Frankfurt, Germany
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Former Vice-President of the European Commission

European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry (2004-10)

European Commissioner for Enlargement (1999-2004)

Günter Verheugen is a German politician and former European Commissioner who was open in his desire to cut red-tape, improve policies and improve the stability and security of the European Union.

Günter first served in the European Commission in 1999 as European Commissioner for Enlargement in the Prodi Commission. His role was to examine the enlargement and expansion of the European Union, and consequently presided over the accession of ten new member states in 2004.

He was re-appointed in the following Barroso Commission as Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry. Here he represented the interests of European companies and their 20 million employees.

Gaining a reputation as a skilled mediator and negotiator during this time, Günter was promoted as one of the five Vice-Presidents of the European Commission in 2004. His  primary goal was to strengthen the global competitiveness of European enterprises. He highlighted research and innovation as “twin keys to future competitiveness”, and outlined his priorities as; better regulation, a modern industrial policy, SMEs and innovation.

Günter retired from politics in February 2010 after his second term as EU Commissioner, and has since become an Honorary Professor at Frankfurt‘s Viadrana European University. In the same year he also founded a consulting firm in Potsdam, of which he is currently the President.

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"After spending 10-years at the highest level of Brussels politics, Günter is a true authority in the European arena. With strong opinions regarding a number of issues of importance to the EU, he offers valuable knowledge and insight on European politics, industry and business. Speaker topics include: The New Member States, Peace, Security and Disarmament, Europe now and tomorrow. He is fluent in both German and English."


"Who Will Write the Rules of the Global Economy in the 21st Century?" (2013)


[youtube http://youtu.be/A2LSB3fIzFo?t=13m10s]

"Europe should take heart despite the crisis" (2014; in German)


[youtube http://youtu.be/XM1uQIXMl8w?t=55s]


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