Florent Marcellesi

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Florent Marcellesi
(Florent Marcellesi) Acto Central Campaña Europeas Primavera Europea (Madrid) (22) (cropped).jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
11 October 2016 – 1 July 2019
ConstituencySpain
Personal details
Born (1979-04-10) 10 April 1979 (age 41)
Angers, France
CitizenshipFrench
Political partyThe Greens (2002–2004)
Berdeak-Los Verdes (2004–2011)
Equo (since 2011)
OccupationActivist, politician

Florent Marcellesi (born 1979) is a French politician and activist based in Spain. Federal Co-Spokesperson of Equo since 2020, he previously served as Member of the European Parliament from 2016 to 2019.

Biography[edit]

Born on 10 April 1979 in Angers, France,[1] he is son to a Corsican father and a Polish mother.[2] He studied road engineering in Lyon, and urbanism at Sciences Po in Paris as well as international cooperation at the University of the Basque Country.[3]

Involved with the French Greens since 2002,[4][5] Marcellesi, based in Bilbao since 2004,[2] later joined Berdeak-Los Verdes [es],[5] a Green party operating in the Basque Country, running as leading candidate of the latter's party in the 2007 Bilbao municipal election.[4][6] He also promoted the "Platform for Decent Housing" as well as became a member of Desazkundea, a group advocating for degrowth positions.[3]

One of the members of the foundational committee that created Equo in 2011, in March 2014 Marcellesi won the party primaries intended to determine the leading candidate for the upcoming May 2014 European Parliament election in Spain.[7] Thus, he ran second in the Primavera Europea coalition list after Jordi Sebastià (from Compromís). He became a member of the European Parliament on 11 October 2016, following the early renouncement of Sebastià (already agreed as part of the 2014 coalition deal between Compromís and Equo).[8]

Integrated within the Greens–European Free Alliance political group (Greens/EFA), Marcellesi served as member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.[1]

Equo members elected Marcellesi as Federal Co-Spokesperson of the party along Inés Sabanés in February 2020.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Florent Marcellesi". europarl.europa.eu. European Parliament.
  2. ^ a b Díaz, Paula (24 November 2011). "Marcellesi: "La mayor corrupción está en el sistema energético"". Público.
  3. ^ a b "El eurodiputado de EQUO Florent Marcellesi acude este jueves a una conferencia-coloquio sobre ecología en Palma". La Vanguardia. 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Florent Marcellesi, candidat aux Européennes pour le Parti Equo en Espagne". Europe Ecology – The Greens.
  5. ^ a b Iglesias, Leyre (19 May 2014). "'Indignados' también en Euskadi". El Mundo.
  6. ^ Junta Electoral de Zona de Bilbao: "Relación de candidaturas proclamadas por la Junta Electoral de Zona de Bilbao correspondientes a los Partidos Políticos, Asociaciones, Coaliciones, Federaciones o Agrupaciones que concurren a las Elecciones Locales y Juntas Generales que se celebrarán el día 27 de mayo de 2007" (PDF). Boletín Oficial de Bizkaia. 1 May 2007. p. 12271.
  7. ^ Romero, Juanma. "El activista Florent Marcellesi gana las primarias de Equo para el 25-M". InfoLibre.
  8. ^ "Marcellesi (Equo) sustituye a Sebastián (Compromís) en el Parlamento Europeo". eldiario.es. 11 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Inés Sabanés y Florent Marcellesi, elegidos nuevos coportavoces de Equo". eldiario.es. 25 February 2020.