Sylvie Guillaume

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Sylvie Guillaume
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Sylvie Guillaume in Strasbourg
Vice-president of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Constituency South-East France
Personal details
Born (1962-06-11) 11 June 1962 (age 54)
Antony, France
Political party Socialist Party
Residence Lyon

Sylvie Guillaume (born 11 June 1962 in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the South-East France constituency.

Local political career[edit]

After a career in the social economy, Guillaume joined the Socialist Party (PS) in 1988 in the Rhône. She has held various responsibilities in the French Socialist Party, including President of the Socialist National Council between 2000 and 2003. In 1998, she was elected a regional councillor in the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and reelected in 2004. In 2001, she was elected deputy mayor of Lyon and was reelected in 2008.

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

In the 2009 European elections, Guillaume was the second candidate on the PS list in the South-East region, and was elected to the European Parliament. She was reelected at the same position in 2014.

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Guillaume has been serving on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) since 2009, where she is in charge of human rights. She was appointed in 2009 rapporteur for the directive on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection.

Guillaume is deputy member of the FEMM and AFCO committee. After being a women's rights activist, she was appointed National Secretary of the Socialist Party for Gender Equality. In addition to her committee assignments, Guillaume is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Disability, Member.[1]

Between January 2012 and 2014, Guillaume served as Vice President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group[2] in charge of Citizens' Europe, along with Véronique De Keyser, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Stephen Hughes, Rovana Plumb, Bernhard Rapkay, Libor Rouček, Patrizia Toia and Marita Ulvskog.

In 2012 Guillaume was responsible for immigration issues in the presidential campaign of François Hollande.[3]

Since 2014, Guillaume has been one of the Vice Presidents of the European Parliament. In this capacity, she is in charge of the parliament's transparency register and serves as Vice Chairwoman of the Working Group on Information and Communication Policy.

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