Henri Malosse

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Henri Malosse
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Former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
In office
April 2013 – October 2015
Personal details
Born (1954-10-06) 6 October 1954 (age 63)
Montpellier, France

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) (April 2013 - October 2015).


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

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

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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