Günter Verheugen

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Günter Verheugen (born 28 April 1944) is a German politician who served as European Commissioner for Enlargement from 1999 to 2004, and then as European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry from 2004 to 2010. He was also one of five vice presidents of the 27-member Barroso Commission (Barroso I). After his retirement, he is now honorary Professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

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Günter Verheugen
European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry
In office
22 November 2004  9 February 2010
PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso
Preceded byJán Figeľ
Olli Rehn (Enterprise and Information Society)
Succeeded byAntonio Tajani (Industry and Entrepreneurship)
European Commissioner for Enlargement
In office
13 September 1999  11 November 2004
Serving with Janez Potočnik
PresidentRomano Prodi
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byOlli Rehn
Member of the Bundestag
In office
Personal details
Born (1944-04-28) 28 April 1944 (age 79)
Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Political partySocial Democratic Party (1982–present)
Other political
Free Democratic Party (Before 1982)
Alma materUniversity of Cologne
University of Bonn