Philippe Lamberts in the EU Parliament, February 2014
|Member of the European Parliament|
14 July 2009
The Greens–European Free Alliance
Education and early career
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
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. He has been leading the Greens–European Free Alliance in the European Parliament since 2014, alongside co-chair Rebecca Harms. 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. In 2015, he led calls for a special committee of inquiry into how EU Member States give special tax treatment to “national champions;” he later became a member of the parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect.
- "Philippe LAMBERTS (articles on the EGP website)". European Green Party. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- Dave Keating (June 11, 2014), Greens pick up new members and elect presidents European Voice.
- Clout of European Parliament is growing, Financial Times, 20 February 2014
- Carla Main (February 3, 2015), EU Tax Inquiry, BNP, Ma on Counterfeits: Compliance Bloomberg Business.
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