Michel Barnier

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Michel Barnier will talk about the economic governance for Europe at the SoU 2012Speaker – 9 May, 11.30 – 13.00

SESSION 1 – Economic Governance for Europe

Panel 2 – What implications for the integration process and the Outer World?

Michel Barnier, having been active from an early age in the pro-Europe wing of the Gaullist movement, was appointed in 1993 Minister for the Environment and would go on to be Minister for European Affairs (1995-1997), Minister for Foreign Affairs (2004-2005) and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (2007-2009). In 1999 he resigned from national office to take up his post, alongside Romano Prodi, as European Commissioner for regional policy and institutional reform. In 2009 he led the presidential majority’s campaign in the European elections and was the head of the French Delegation of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. He was then proposed as European Commissioner by the President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy and took up his post, alongside José Manuel Barroso, as Member of the European Commission responsible for Internal Market and Services.

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