Since December 2016, Gilles Pargneaux is the sponsor of the EURÉGIO project. Since the launch he has been involved in the project activities, particularly during the Jean Monnet Days in April and December 2016.
(Gilles Pargneaux during the 1st Jean Monnet Workshop in Lille Thursday 21st April 2016 at the European Metropolis of Lille)
Gilles Pargneaux was born on March 24th 1957 at Harcigny in region Hauts-de-France. He is Member of European Parliament for North-West France since 2009. He is the vice-chair of the committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, member of the committees Foreign Affairs, Budgetary Control and of the subcommittee on Security and Defence.
As MEP he was rapporteur on the Decision on serious cross-border threats to health, co-writer of the Resolution on the food crisis, fraud in the food chain and the control thereof, and fought against the liberalisation of rail industry. He was also rapporteur for the European Parliament resolution about COP21 “Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris”, which defined the position of the European Parliament towards the international negotiation on climate that were hold in Paris from December 7th to 11th, 2015. Gilles Pargneaux was also a member of the European parliamentary delegation to the Paris COP21.
Particularly concerned with the issues of cooperation between the EU, the Maghreb and the Mashreq, he is chair of the EU-Morocco friendship group, vice-chair of the European Parliament delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries and member of the delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union. He currently chairs the PS group at the Métropole européenne de Lille and is metropolitan councillor in charge of Europe and the European funds.
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