Alain Lamassoure

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Alain Lamassoure
Alain Lamassoure - Sarkozy's meeting in Toulouse for the 2007 French presidential election 0040 2007-04-12.jpg
Personal details
Born (1944-02-10) 10 February 1944 (age 78)
Pau, France
Political partyUnion for French Democracy
(Before 2002)
Union for a Popular Movement
Republicans (2015–17)
Alma materNational School of
Administration, Strasbourg

Institute of Political Studies,

Alain Lamassoure (born 10 February 1944 in Pau) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the south-west of France. He was a member of Les Républicains, which is part of the European People's Party, and was the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets from July 2009 until June 2014.[1]

He is a substitute for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and a member of the EPP-ED bureau. He was also a member of the temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007–2013. Lamassoure is a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.[2]

He was in charge of writing parts of the Treaty of Lisbon.[3] Alain Lamassoure is a well-known pro-European. He is a member of the European Movement France, which he has been vice-president of, and has a privileged relationship with the diverse European federalist groups.[4]


  • Graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1964) and ENA (National School of Administration) (1968)
  • Auditor, Commissioner of Audit, then Senior Member of the Court of Auditors (1968–1973, 1976–1977, 1981–1986, 1997–1999)
  • Special adviser in the office of the Minister for Cultural Affairs (1973–1974)
  • Technical adviser in the offices of the Minister for Finance (1974–1976), the Minister for Infrastructure (1977–1978) and the President of the Republic (1978–1981)
  • Economic and social adviser (1985–1986)
  • Delegate, 'Perspectives et Réalités' clubs (1985–1989)
  • UDF spokesman (1988)
  • Vice-President of the UDF (1999–2002)
  • National Secretary of the UMP (since July 2003)
  • First Deputy Mayor of Anglet (1995–1999)
  • Mayor of Anglet (1999–2000)
  • Member of the Anglet Municipal Council (since 2000)
  • Chairman of the Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz Urban Area Community Council (1995–2001)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz Urban Area Community Council (since 2001)
  • Chairman of the Council of Elected Representatives of the Basque Country
  • Member of the National Assembly (1986–1993)
  • Minister with special responsibility for European Affairs (1993–1995)
  • Minister with special responsibility for the budget and government spokesman (1995–1997)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1989–1993 and since 1999)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Budgetary Control (1992–1993)
  • Representative of the European Parliament at the European Convention (2002–2003)
  • Vice-President of the European Movement – France (since 1999)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Budgets (2009–2014)
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour


  1. ^ "Home | MEPs | European Parliament".
  2. ^ "About Us – Reconciliation of European Histories Group". Reconciliation of European Histories Group. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ (in French)
  4. ^ Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine 12 July 2011.

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