Philippe Lamberts

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Philippe Lamberts
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Constituency Belgium
Personal details
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 55)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party  Belgian
The Greens–European Free Alliance
Alma mater Université 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 Université catholique de Louvain in 1986. From 1987 to 2009 he worked at IBM in a variety of positions, also as a manager. 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 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]


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