Henri Malosse

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Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee 2013-2015

Henri Malosse (born 6 October 1954 in Montpellier, France) is a French representative of the business world and the 30th President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).


Henri Malosse was born on 6 October 1954 to Corsican parents.[1]

At 16, he began exploring the cultures of Eastern Europe and speaks Polish, Russian and German. In 1976 in Gdańsk, he met Lech Wałęsa.[1]

Henri Malosse graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Science(Sciences Po) in 1976.[2]

He was involved in European policies for SMEs, inspiring the creation of the Euro Info Centres.[1]

Henri Malosse video presentation

He worked to create the delegation of the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry to the European Union, and assumed its presidency six years later.[1]

He created the European Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in the European Parliament.[1]

In 1993, he created the DESS post-graduate degree course in Strasbourg entitled European public policies.[1]

From 1995 he worked in the European Economic and Social Committee - EESC, a consultative body of the European Union, of which he was elected president in April 2013,[3] Rudy Aernoudt becoming his director of cabinet.[4]

He is the author of more than 50 reports, including one that criticises the Bolkestein Directive[1] and several books.

Henri Malosse, EESC President with Ruslana Lyzhychko and José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, at the 01/2014 EESC Plenary in Brussels.

On 31 March 2014, during the visit of Xi Jinping in Brussels, he participated in a march for human rights in China.[5]

He visited 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala[6] on 10 March 2014, following which the MEPs Marine Le Pen and Philip Claeys requested the deletion of the EESC in a draft resolution.[7]

On 15 October 2014, Henri Malosse received the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the former President of the French Republic, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, in Brussels.[8]


  • (with Laure Limousin) Building Europe: The History and Future of a Europe of the People /Construction européenne-Histoires et avenir d’une Europe des peuples/ ed L’harmattan, 2012, (ISBN 9782296961074)
  • (with Bruno Vever) We must save the European citizen! - A "C plan" to a citizens' Europe /Il faut sauver le citoyen européen ! - Un "plan C" pour rendre l'Europe aux citoyens/, Editions Bruylant, 2010, (ISBN 9782802728146)
  • (with Pascal Fontaine) Europe from A to Z /L'Europe de A à Z/, Editions Bruylant, 2006, (ISBN 2802723227)
  • (with Bernard Huchet) Unifying the Greater Europe /Unifier la Grande Europe/, preface by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, postscipt by Jacques Santer, Editions Bruylant, 2001, (ISBN 2802715291)
  • Europe at your doorstep: a guide to EU funding mechanisms /L'Europe à votre porte : les instruments de financement et de cooperation/, Paris : Centre français du commerce extérieur, 1991, (ISBN 2279618095)
  • (with Pascal Fontaine) The European Institutions /Les institutions européennes/, Retz, 1992, (ISBN 2725614961)
  • (with Édith Cresson), Europe at your doorstep: practical manual on the actions of the EEC concerning economic operators /L'Europe à votre porte : manuel pratique sur les actions de la CEE intéressant les opérateurs économiques, Paris: Centre français du commerce extérieur, 1989, (ISBN 227964004X)


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