Kader Arif

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Kader Arif (2013)

Kader Arif (Arabic: قادر عريف‎; born 3 July 1959 in Algiers) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the south-west of France. A member of the French Socialist Party, which is affiliated to the Party of European Socialists, he sits on the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade.

He is also a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety, and a member of the delegations to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly. Recently, he signed the Manifesto of the Spinelli Group for a federal Europe.

In January 2012, he resigned as the European Parliament's rapporteur of the ACTA agreement in protest to the ACTA agreement.[1]

On 16 May 2012, he was appointed Junior Minister for Veterans at the French Ministry of Defence by President François Hollande.

On 21 November 2014, he resigned due to suspicion on fraud and opening of judicial inquiry.[2][3]

He played as hooker for the French rugby union club Castres Olympique.[4]


  • Master's degree in communications
  • Special adviser to Lionel Jospin (1988–1992)
  • Chargé d'affaires (1992–1995)
  • Regional director of a tour operator (1995–1999)
  • University manager (1999–2001)
  • First federal secretary, Haute-Garonne Socialist Party (1999–2008)
  • Member of the Socialist Party national bureau (since 2000)
  • Socialist Party national secretary, with responsibility for globalisation
  • Member of Castanet-Tolosan Municipal Council, with responsibility for sport (1995–2001)
  • Junior Minister for Veterans in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault (2012)

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  1. ^ Masnick, Mike (26 January 2012). "European Parliament Official in Charge of ACTA Quits, and Denounces the 'Masquerade' Behind ACTA". Techdirt.
  2. ^ "Another French minister resigns over suspected ethics breach". reuters.com. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ "More bad for Hollande as close ally resigns". rfi.fr. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  4. ^ Portrait de Kader Arif Archived 8 September 2012 at Archive.today

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