Jean-Louis Bourlanges

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Jean-Louis Bourlanges
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Member of the National Assembly
for Hauts-de-Seine's 12th constituency
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byJean-Marc Germain
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Succeeded byBrigitte Fouré
Personal details
Born (1946-07-13) 13 July 1946 (age 75)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Political partyMoDem
Alma materSciences Po, ÉNA

Jean-Louis Bourlanges (born 13 July 1946) is a French politician who has been serving as a member of the National Assembly since the 2017 elections. He is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (better known as Sciences Po), where he is currently associate professor.

Bourlanges served as Member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 2007. He was elected on the Union for French Democracy ticket and sat with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group.[1]

Political career[edit]

Career in local politics[edit]

Bourlanges was a member of Dieppe Municipal Council (1983–1989) and of Haute-Normandie Regional Council (1986–1998).

Member of the European Parliament, 1989–2007[edit]

During his time as Member of the European Parliament, Bourlanges served on the Committee on Transport and Tourism (1989-1993), the Committee on Budgetary Control (1993-1999), the Committee on Budgets (1994-2002) and the Committee on International Trade (2005-2007), among others. From 2003 until 2004 he chaired the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.[2]

Following the 2004 European elections, Bourlanges was instrumental in establishing the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.[3] In 2007, he left his parliamentary seat two years before the next elections.[4]

Ahead of the 2007 French presidential election, Bourlanges was a vocal critic of efforts made by the Socialist Party's candidate Ségolène Royal to seek his party's endorsement.[5]

Later career[edit]

Bourlanges was a regular contributor to the radio broadcast L'Esprit public [fr] until 2017.[6]

Return to politics[edit]

Ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Bourlanges quit his role as radio commentator and publicly endorsed Emmanuel Macron.[7]

In the 2017 elections for the National Assembly, Bourlanges was elected as the representative of Hauts-de-Seine's 12th constituency for the MoDem. In parliament, he has since been serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on European Affairs. From 2017 until 2019, he was also a member of the Finance Committee. Since 2019, she has also been a member of the French delegation to the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly.[8]

In July 2019, Bourlanges voted in favor of the French ratification of the European Union’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.[9]

Other activities[edit]


  1. ^ "List of all current and former Members - MEPs - European Parliament".
  2. ^ Committee chairs chosen European Voice, 21 July 2004.
  3. ^ Dana Spinant (2 November 2004), Federalists in threat to split from EPP after Euro election European Voice.
  4. ^ Arnaud Leparmentier (1 December 2007), Jean-Louis Bourlanges : "L'Europe fait semblant..." Le Monde.
  5. ^ Jack Thornhill (27 April 2007), Royal tries to woo centrist vote Financial Times.
  6. ^ "L'Esprit public : podcast et réécoute sur France Culture". France Culture.
  7. ^ Jean-Louis Bourlanges quitte l’émission « L’Esprit public » sur France Culture Le Monde, 6 March 2017.
  8. ^ Jean-Louis Bourlanges French National Assembly.
  9. ^ Maxime Vaudano (24 July 2019), CETA : qui a voté quoi parmi les députés Le Monde.
  10. ^ Board of Directors Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri).
  11. ^ Membership Trilateral Commission.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jean-Louis Bourlanges at Wikimedia Commons