Philippe Lamberts

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Philippe Lamberts

Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Personal details
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 56)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Belgian
The Greens–European Free Alliance
Alma materUniversité catholique de Louvain

Philippe Lamberts (born 16 April 1963) is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Belgium.

Education and early career[edit]

Lamberts graduated as an engineer at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in 1986. From 1987 to 2009 he worked at IBM in a variety of positions, also as a manager. Carrying out the function of councillor between 1994 and 2006, Lamberts represented the French-speaking Green Party Ecolo in the local council of Anderlecht. Between 1999 and 2003 he was an adviser of the Vice-Prime Minister Isabelle Durant on foreign affairs and defence.

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

Lamberts speaks at the European Parliament in 2019

Lamberts was the co-spokesperson of the European Green Party between 2006 and 2012. (first with Ulrike Lunacek, then with Monica Frassoni) and has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Ecolo party since 2009.[1] He has been leading the Greens–European Free Alliance in the European Parliament since 2014, alongside co-chair Rebecca Harms[2] and later Ska Keller.[3] He is a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy.

As a member of ECON, Lamberts was credited with an amendment to the Fourth Capital Requirements Directive that capped bonus payments in the financial services to no more than 100% of their salary, or 200% with shareholder approval.[4] In 2015, he led calls for a special committee of inquiry into how EU Member States give special tax treatment to “national champions;”[5] he later became a member of the parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect.

Since 2017, Lamberts has also been serving on the Parliament's so-called Brexit Steering Group, which works under the aegis of the Conference of Presidents and to coordinates Parliament's deliberations, considerations and resolutions on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.[6]


  1. ^ "Philippe LAMBERTS (articles on the EGP website)". European Green Party. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  2. ^ Dave Keating (June 11, 2014), Greens pick up new members and elect presidents European Voice.
  3. ^ Greens-EFA Press Release (December 13, 2016), New Bureau of the Greens/EFA Group
  4. ^ Clout of European Parliament is growing, Financial Times, 20 February 2014
  5. ^ Carla Main (February 3, 2015), EU Tax Inquiry, BNP, Ma on Counterfeits: Compliance Bloomberg Business.
  6. ^ Brexit Steering Group European Parliament.

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