Karima Delli

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Karima Delli
Karima Delli, New Delhi, Inde.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Constituency North-West France
Île-de-France (2009-14)
Personal details
Born (1979-03-04) 4 March 1979 (age 37)
Roubaix, France
Nationality French
Political party Europe Ecology – The Greens
Alma mater Sciences Po Lille

Karima Delli (born 4 March 1979 in Roubaix, Nord) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament elected in the 2009 European election for the Île-de-France constituency.

Early life and career[edit]

Born to Algerian parents, she grew up in poor conditions in Tourcoing as the ninth child in the family of 13. She obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in political science at the Lille IEP. During this period, she met Green Senator Marie-Christine Blandin, later becoming Blandin's parliamentary assistant.[1]

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–present[edit]

Delli is a member of Europe Écologie–The Greens. In the 2009 European elections, she was the fourth candidate on the Europe Écologie list in the East region, and was elected to the European Parliament. She is the second-youngest French MEP after Damien Abad.

In her first term, Delli served on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. After the 2014 elections, she moved to the Committee on Transport and Tourism, where she serves as her parliamentary group's coordinator. In 2016, she was made vice-chair of the Volkswagen emissions scandal inquiry into whether the EU should have acted more quickly to address the issue.

In addition to her committee assignments, Delli has been a member of the parliament's delegtion for relations with India since 2009.


  1. ^ "Biographies des 72 élus français au Parlement européen". EurActiv. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2011-01-08.