Philippe Lamberts

Category: Fighting Global Tax Injustice


Philippe Lamberts was born in 1963 in Brussels,Belgium. He studied Engineering in applied mathematics, at the Catholic University of Louvain. From 1987 to 2009, he worked at IBM in a variety of positions, predominantly managing business with industrial and retail clients. He was elected in June 2009 for a first term in the European Parliament. His political career within the Belgian green party (Ecolo) started in 1991. He served 12 years (1995-2006) as a local city councillor in Anderlecht and also as an adviser on foreign and defence policy to the Vice-Prime Minister Isabelle Durant during the first participation of the Greens in the Belgian federal government (1999-2003). In 1999, he became a member of the Council of the European Federation of Green Parties as a representative of Ecolo. He was then elected to the executive Committee in 2003 before becoming co-chair of what meanwhile had become the European Green Party (EGP). His second mandate there will end in November 2012. In the EGP, Philippe Lamberts has led the work on devising the Green New Deal as the response of the European Greens to the multi-faceted global crisis.

During his first terms in the European Parliament (2009-2014), Philippe focuses his work on the two committees he is member of. In the economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON), he predominantly deals with macro-economic, economic governance and banking issues. In the committee for industry, research and energy (ITRE) he acts primarily as the Greens’ spokesperson on research and innovation issues and has a strong interest in industrial and SME policies. He is also member of the Parliament’s delegation for the relations with China, a country which he sees as a crucial partner in meeting the global challenges of the 21st century.

On 25 May 2014, Philippe Lamberts is re-elected as Member of the European Parliament for five years. A month later, he is elected as co-chair of the Greens/EFA political group, together with his German colleague Rebecca Harms. During this term, he aims to reinforce the Greens both within and outside the EU institutions and to continue his work inside the ECON meeting, mainly on the financial regulation front.


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Adama Sere

Adama Sere is currently the Director of Quality and internal Audit in a national Company called SONATUR. He is also the Vice-president of the African Greens Federation and the President of the Green Party of Burkina Faso “le Rassemblement des Ecologistes du Burkina Faso( RDEBF)”.

Kennedy Graham

Kennedy Graham is a member of the NZ Parliament, since 2008. He holds the portfolios of global affairs, defence and disarmament, and intelligence and security. He serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee (vice-chairman 2011-14) and the Privileges Committee.

Flor de Maria Hurtado

Vice President of the Green Alternative Party of Peru, elected as Councilor - Green Regent of the Province of Maynas 2003-2006, Advisor to the Presidency of the National Environment Council 2006-2007, elected as Metropolitan Accessorist of Lima 2011, Executive Director of the Institute De Ecologí

Molly Scott Cato

Molly is the Green MEP for the South West of England.

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