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|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
14 July 2009
|Constituency||South East France|
|Born||9 February 1953|
|Political party||Europe Écologie–The Greens|
|Alma mater||ENS Fontenay-aux-Roses|
A former alumna of the École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Eng: Normal Superior school of Letters and Human Sciences), in 1986 she founded the Commission for Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity following the Chernobyl disaster.
From September 2003 to November 2004, she was the director of Greenpeace in France.
In 2009, The Greens selected her to lead the Europe Écologie list in the South-East constituency ahead of the 2009 European elections, in addition to which she is an assistant to the Mayor of Valence, and a member of the General Council of the Drôme.
In addition to her committee assignments, Rivasi is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and describes herself as “vaccination skeptic”. She is a strong supporter of alternative medicine and homeopathy.
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