Nicole Bricq

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Nicole Bricq at a World Trade Organisation conference in Bali, December 2013.

Nicole Bricq (French pronunciation: ​[ni.kɔl bʁik]; La Rochefoucauld, Charente, 10 June 1947 – 6 August 2017) was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Seine-et-Marne department. She received a degree in private law from Montesquieu University in 1970.

From 1980 on Bricq was a member of the Socialist Party. On 16 May 2012 she was appointed Minister of Ecology, Energy, and Sustainable Development in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault. After the French legislative elections of June 2012, she was appointed Minister for Foreign Trade.[1] She was replaced at the Ministry of Ecology by Delphine Batho. Whereas some members of the government, such as Cécile Duflot, considered this nomination like a promotion, many[according to whom?] felt that it was due to the decision taken by Bricq to stop all drilling contracts signed with Shell in French Guiana, a decision that has been reversed since then.[citation needed]

On 6 August 2017, Bricq died accidentally from a fall.[2]


  1. ^ "Composition du Gouvernement". Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Nicole Bricq, sénatrice et ancienne ministre de François Hollande, est morte". Le Monde. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06. 

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