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|Quaestor of the European Parliament|
Assumed office |
2 July 2014
Serving with Karol Karski, Andrey Kovatchev, Catherine Bearder, Vladimír Maňka
|Member of the European Parliament|
Assumed office |
10 October 1947|
Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)
European People's Party (EPP)
Élisabeth Morin-Chartier (born 10 October 1947 in Ceaux-en-Couhé, Vienne) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament elected in the 2009 European election for the West France constituency. She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.
Morin was Vice President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council under Regional President Jean-Pierre Raffarin and assumed the presidency upon Raffarin's nomination as Prime Minister of France. Her list in the 2004 regional elections was defeated in a near-landslide by the Socialist list, led by Ségolène Royal.
In the 2004 European election, Morin was the third candidate on Roselyne Bachelot's UMP list in the West but she was not elected. However, when Bachelot entered the François Fillon cabinet in May 2007, she became a Member of the European Parliament. She has since been a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. In addition, she was also a member of the French Economic and Social Council between September 2004 and May 2007.
In the 2009 European election, she was the second candidate on the UMP list in the West region and was elected to the European Parliament. Between 2010 and 2012, she served as Vice Chairwoman of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.
Following the 2014 European elections, Morin was elected as quaestor of the European Parliament for two and a half years. In this capacity, she is also a member of the Bureau Working Group on Buildings, Transport and Green Parliament and of the Advisory Committee dealing with Harassment Complaints between Accredited Parliamentary Assistants and Members of the European Parliament and its Prevention at the Workplace. Her role as quaestor made her part of the Parliament’s leadership under President Martin Schulz.
On the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Morin is one of the Parliament’s rapporteurs on a proposed revision of the EU’s 1996 directive on posted workers, who are sent by employers to work temporarily in another country. In addition to her committee assignments, she is a member of the Parliament’s delegation for relations with India. She previously served on the delegations with the United States from 2009 to 2014.