Philippe Juvin

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Philippe Juvin
Philippe Juvin in 2019
Member of the National Assembly
for Hauts-de-Seine's 3rd constituency
Assumed office
22 June 2022
Preceded byChristine Hennion
Mayor of La Garenne-Colombes
In office
11 March 2001 – 8 July 2022
Preceded byMax Catrin
Succeeded byMonique Raimbault
Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 1 July 2019
Personal details
Born (1964-02-01) 1 February 1964 (age 59)
Orléans, France
Political partyThe Republicans

Philippe Juvin (born 1 February 1964) is a French medical doctor and politician of the Republicans (LR) who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2019 for the Île-de-France constituency.

He is currently mayor of La Garenne-Colombes since 2001, member of the Regional Council of Île-de-France and Head of the Emergency Department of the European Research Hospital Georges Pompidou.

The 3rd of April 2022, he reveals that he has temporary left France for Ukraine,[1] to help the medical staff and teach war medicine.

Medical career[edit]

Juvin is a Medical Doctor (MD), Professor of University since 2003, specializing in Anaesthetic and Intensive Care. He was a resident in the Ile-de-France area (1989), Clinic Head of the Universities at the Bichat–Claude Bernard Hospital (1993-1995), then a hospital practitioner at the Bichat Hospital (1995-2003). Moreover, he is a physician doctor (cardiac and respiratory cellular physiology) and a graduate in Forensic Medicine and Legal Compensation of Bodily Injury. He is Director of Emergency Medicine Teaching at Paris VII University (Emergency Medicine Certificate). He introduced Forensic Medicine teaching within Bichat University (1997-2003).

Juvin is currently Head of the Emergency Department of the European Research Hospital Georges Pompidou,[2] and was appointed after a selection procedure that started in March 2010. Previously Head of the Emergency Department of the Beaujon Hospital, his department was rewarded for the excellent quality of its organization (for instance, drastic decrease in patients’ waiting time) and has been held up as an example by the French National Authority for Health, the press (Times,[3] Le Parisien[4]…), as a reference model in terms of organization of emergency departments in the Peter Gumbel's book "French Vertigo" [5] The Beaujon Emergency Department is ranked among the four best emergency departments of Ile-de-France according to L'Express in 2011.[6]

Juvin is a reserve officer within the Paris Fire Brigade where he is regularly on duty as a doctor. He furthermore took part in OPEX; in 2008 he was on a mission for a few months in Afghanistan as anaesthetist within the French forces of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) fighting the Taliban.[7][8] He went several times in the Middle-East as part of his functions as an MEP (Member of the European Parliament).

The 3rd of April 2022, he reveals that he has temporary left France for Ukraine.[1] He positively answered to the solicitation of "ukrainian colleagues", to help the medical staff and teach war medicine to soldiers, doctors and civilians.[9]

Political career[edit]

Early beginnings[edit]

Juvin was president of the Union of Youths for Progress, a left-wing Gaullist youth movement, between 1989 and 1995. As a member of the Rally for the Republic, he joined the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) in 2002. He has since held executive position within the UMP's Hauts-de-Seine section.

Town Counsellor of La Garenne-Colombes at 19 years old, Juvin was elected Mayor of this town in 2001. He has always been elected in his municipality (Mayor, Town Counsellor) in the first round, with 54% of votes in 2001,[10] 58% in 2004[11] (administrative district elections) and 67% in 2008.[12][13]

Vice-President of the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council from 2004 to 2009 (under the Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy), Juvin experimented the implementation of the RSA and of an Alzheimer departmental plan. He also implemented the return-to-work action plan of RSA beneficiaries, and tackled the issue of the schooling of disabled children. All those measures have been later on taken up at national level.

Juvin is currently UMP Political Advisor after having been National Secretary in charge of Professional Federations and National Secretary in charge of Health, Solidarity and Disability.

He is currently Mayor of La Garenne-Colombes, where he was first municipal councillor between 1983 and 2001 before being elected mayor that same year and easily re-elected in 2008. Since his election, he launched 4 twinning programmes for the city of La Garenne-Colombes with Valpaços (Portugal) in 2004, Yoqneam (Israel) in 2006, Clarksville (United States) in 2008 and Daroun-Harissa (Lebanon) in 2011.[14]

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–2019[edit]

In the 2009 European elections, Juvin was the fifth candidate on the Union for a Popular Movement list in the Île-de-France region, and was elected to the European Parliament.

Juvin was a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2019. He served on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. He was furthermore Vice-President of the inter-parliamentary delegation for the relations between the EU and Afghanistan, and a member of the inter-parliamentary delegation for the relations between the EU and Iran.

Juvin served as rapporteur for the European Parliament on a directive on the award of services and works concession contracts and works for the EPP on the regulation on clinical trials. He was furthermore rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Impact of Advertising on Consumer Behaviour, and on electromagnetic fields, and worked as rapporteur for the EPP on a variety of files: the reinforcement of the rights of vulnerable consumers, the reduction of health inequalities within the EU, the establishment of a collective redress system at EU level, data protection, the reinforcement of the food supply chain in Europe and pharmacovigilance. Moreover, he was tasked by the French EPP Delegation to deal with the project of creation of a European Civil Protection Force.

In addition to his committee assignments, Juvin is Vice-President of an EPP internal think-tank on the future of Internet (“Internet: Today and Tomorrow” Working Group).[15]

After Michel Barnier's nomination as European Commissioner for Internal Market, Juvin ran to chair the UMP group of PPE presidency. He was defeated with a very wide majority on February 9, 2010, his colleagues electing Jean-Pierre Audy.[16]

From June 2009 to January 2010, the date of his resignation of the General Council of the Hauts-de-Seine, Juvin kept his councillor's mandate looking till the definitive validation of the European elections of June, 2009.[17]

In response to France’s anti-terrorism legislation allowing mass surveillance of suspected terrorists following the January 2015 Île-de-France attacks, Juvin and Thierry Solère sent a joint letter to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker warning that, without proper safeguards, the new intelligence measures would violate the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.[18]

In 2016, Juvin supported Alain Lamassoure's candidacy as President of the European Parliament; the position eventually went to Antonio Tajani.[19]

For the Republicans' 2016 primaries, Juvin endorsed Nicolas Sarkozy as the party's candidate for the 2017 French presidential election.[20][21] In the party's 2017 leadership election, he supported Laurent Wauquiez as new chairman. In 2018, Wauquiez included Juvin in his shadow cabinet; in this capacity, he served as opposition counterpart to Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly.[22][23]

Candidacy for 2022 presidential election[edit]

In 2021, Juvin announced his intention to run as the Republicans’s candidate in the 2022 presidential election.[24]

During his campaign, Juvin defended the reduction of social security contributions, advocates the postponement of retirement to 65 years and the extension of the legal working week. On the other hand, he is not in favor of job cuts in the civil service. In the field of government, he proposes the introduction of migration quotas, the temporary withdrawal of France from the European Convention on Human Rights,[25] the exclusion of migrants from all social assistance for five years, the introduction of minimum sentences, and wants foreigners who commit serious offences to serve their sentences in their country of origin. Unlike his opponents in the party, he does not focus on immigration and security issues, seeking to introduce the theme of public services into the political debate. He is seen as the least liberal of the LR competitors for the party nomination.[26]

At the party's 2021 congress, Juvin failed to win sufficient support and subsequently endorsed Valérie Pécresse.[27]

Ahead of the Republicans’ 2022 convention, Gosselin endorsed Bruno Retailleau as the party’s chairman;[28] however, Éric Ciotti won the vote. In 2023, Ciotti appointed Juvin as member of his shadow cabinet and put her in charge of health policy.[29]


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  1. ^ a b "Philippe Juvin en Ukraine pour porter secours aux blessés". BFM TV. 3 April 2022.
  2. ^ Sudip Kar-Gupta (October 28, 2020), France must accept new national lockdown, says hospital professor Reuters.
  3. ^ « Up to a Better Tomorrow», Time Magazine, 23 April 2006.
  4. ^ « Comment l'hôpital Beaujon fait gagner du temps aux patients », Le Parisien, 4 juin 2008.
  5. ^ [« French Vertigo»], "Editor, Paris, chapter 5".
  6. ^ « Le palmarès 2011 des hôpitaux les plus sûrs », L'Express, 1er décembre 2010.
  7. ^ « Le maire part soigner les soldats en Afghanistan», Le Parisien, 26 mai 2008.
  8. ^ Liz Alderman (November 30, 2015), For Survivors of Paris Attacks, Mental Scars May Outlast Wounds New York Times.
  9. ^ "«Ils font preuve d'un courage incroyable» : le récit de Philippe Juvin, parti enseigner la médecine de guerre en Ukraine". Le Parisien. 4 April 2022.
  10. ^ « Résultats des élections municipales 2001 », Site du Ministère de l'Interieur.
  11. ^ « Résultats des élections cantonales 2004», Site du Ministère de l'Interieur.
  12. ^ « Les résultats au premier tour - La Garenne-Colombes», Le Figaro.
  13. ^ « La ville qui voulait rester un village», Le Parisien.
  14. ^ "Site de la mairie de La Garenne-Colombes - Jumelages".
  15. ^ « Parlement européen - Philippe Juvin», Site du Parlement européen.
  16. ^ « Site Officiel des Députés Européen UMP»
  17. ^ "a busy politician"
  18. ^ Quentin Ariès (May 12, 2015), French surveillance bill faces EU scrutiny Politico Europe.
  19. ^ Maïa de La Baume (December 13, 2016), Conservatives take a risk with Tajani Politico Europe.
  20. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (April 20, 2016),Primaire à droite: la liste des premiers soutiens parlementaires L'Opinion.
  21. ^ Nicholas Vinocur (June 17, 2016), Nicolas Sarkozy’s rivals break cover, end presidential truce Politico Europe.
  22. ^ Olivier Faye (November 21, 2018), Laurent Wauquiez dévoile (enfin) son « shadow cabinet » Le Monde.
  23. ^ Nicolas Berrod (November 21, 2018), Laurent Wauquiez inaugure son «gouvernement fantôme» Le Parisien.
  24. ^ Victor Mallet (27 August 2021), Michel Barnier makes bid for French presidency Financial Times.
  25. ^ "Immigration : Philippe Juvin (LR) milite pour une sortie temporaire de la France de la CEDH". Europe 1.
  26. ^ "Congrès LR : Philippe Juvin, le challenger qui élargit (un peu) la droite". L'Express. 26 November 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  27. ^ Richard Lough (2 December 2021), Pecresse emerges as favourite to win French centre-right's presidential ticket Reuters.
  28. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (18 October 2022), Présidence de LR: qui soutient Ciotti, Pradié et Retailleau chez les députés L'Obs.
  29. ^ Christine Ollivier (13 May 2023), EXCLUSIF. Éric Ciotti dévoile son contre-gouvernement Le Journal du Dimanche.
  30. ^ [1], Page 7 - Extrait du Journal Officiel
  31. ^ [2], Extrait du Journal Officiel