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Mohammed Chahim

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Mohammed Chahim
Chahim in 2020
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Personal details
Born (1985-04-18) 18 April 1985 (age 39)
Fez, Morocco
NationalityDutch, Moroccan
Political partyLabour Party
Alma materTilburg University

Mohammed Chahim (born 18 April 1985) is a Moroccan-born Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) who has served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2019.[1]

He is the EUs Socialists & Democrats vice president and rapporteur for the carbon border adjustment mechanism.[2]

"Politico" rated him with an influence of 17/30 in October 2023.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Chahim was born in Fez, Morocco, and he grew up in the Dutch cities of Weert and Helmond. He graduated with a PhD in econometrics from Tilburg University in 2013, and he subsequently researched sustainability and the circular economy at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in Delft.[4]

Political career[edit]

Chahim was elected to the municipal council of Helmond in 2006 for the Labour Party. He was reelected in 2010, 2014 and 2018. In 2014, he became party group leader in the council, a position he held until 2019, when he resigned his seat following his election to the European Parliament.

Chahim has served as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. In the European Parliament, he has served on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, where he is the rapporteur for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. In 2020, he also joined the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport.[5]

In addition to his committee assignments, Chahim is part of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with India.[1] He is also part of the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development.[6]

In 2021, Chahim was part of the European Parliament's official delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).[7]

Chahim is the head of EP´s work on the carbon border tax, an element of the Fit for 55 climate package. He is enforcing the Green Deal in the Socialists & Democrats parliament bloc, when he made the bloc rejecting conservatives industry friendly legislation in carbon market regulation in summer 2023. This step forced the Parliament to accept steeper emission targets than intended by the commission.[3]

In March 2024, Chahim was one of twenty MEPs to be given a "Rising Star" award at The Parliament Magazine's annual MEP Awards.[8] He was re-elected in June 2024 as the second candidate on the shared GroenLinks–PvdA list, which won a plurality in the Netherlands of eight seats.[9]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of Mohammed Chahim
Year Body Party Pos. Votes Result Ref.
Party seats Individual
2024 European Parliament GroenLinks–PvdA 2 65,274 8 Won [9]


  1. ^ a b Mohammed Chahim, European Parliament.
  2. ^ "S&Ds: The polluter pays, no matter where they pollute – a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Fit for 55". Socialists & Democrats. 21 June 2022. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Mohammed Chahim". POLITICO. 12 October 2022. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  4. ^ Eickhout, Bas; Chahim, Mohammed (10 May 2024). "Lijstaanvoerders GroenLinks en PvdA: 'Er is geen liefde voor een sterk Europa'" [GroenLinks and Labor Party lead candidates: 'No love exists for a strong Europe']. NRC (in Dutch). Interviewed by Philip de Witt Wijnen and Clara van de Wiel. Retrieved 11 May 2024.
  5. ^ Members of the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport European Parliament, press release of 9 July 2020.
  6. ^ Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development European Parliament.
  7. ^ European Parliament Delegation to COP26, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 9-13 November 2021 European Parliament.
  8. ^ "MEP Awards 2024 - The Rising Stars". The Parliament Magazine. 21 March 2024. Retrieved 26 March 2024.
  9. ^ a b "Proces-verbaal centraal stembureau uitslag verkiezing Europees Parlement Model P22-1" [Central electoral council report of the results of the election of the European Parliament Model P22-1] (PDF). Dutch Electoral Council (in Dutch). 19 June 2024. pp. 11–12, 35. Retrieved 19 June 2024.

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