Philippe Morillon

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Philippe Morillon (born 24 October 1935 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a former French general and was a Member of the European Parliament until 2009. He was elected on the Union for French Democracy ticket with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group. On 23 July 2004 he was elected Chair of the Committee on Fisheries.

Before turning to politics he was an army General, and commanded the United Nations Forces in Bosnia (1992-1993). After Bosnia, Morillon commanded the Rapid Reaction Force, after which he retired with the rank of général de corps d'armée. He is a Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur.

In September 2010, Morillon was denied access to Srebrenica Genocide memorial by Bosniak women who believed that he had allowed the Srebrenica genocide.[1]

Education[edit]

  • Graduate of Saint-Cyr military college (1956)
  • the École supérieure for studies relating to electricity, Supelec (1964)
  • the Army Staff College (1974)

Career[edit]

  • 1984-1986: Military expert, National Assembly
  • 1988-1990: Member of the National Assembly Delegation for International Relations
  • 1993: Adviser to the government, Ministry of Defence
  • 1992-1993: Commander of the United Nations Forces in Bosnia
  • 1994-1996: Commander of the Rapid Reaction Force
  • 1999-2009: Member of the European Parliament
  • President of the association L'envol pour les enfants européens
  • Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (France)

References[edit]

  1. ^ PHILIPPE MORILLON ISTJERAN iz Memorijalnog centra Potočari

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