Marielle de Sarnez
Marielle de Sarnez (French: [ma.ʁjɛl də saʁ.nɛz] ; born 27 March 1951 in Paris) is a French politician of the Democratic Movement (MoDem) who currently represents the Paris 11th in the National Assembly. She served as Minister for European Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe from May to June 2017.
Marielle de Sarnez
|Member of the National Assembly|
|Assumed office |
21 June 2017
|Constituency||Paris's 11th constituency|
|Minister in charge of European Affairs|
17 May 2017 – 19 June 2017
|Prime Minister||Édouard Philippe|
|Preceded by||Harlem Désir|
|Succeeded by||Nathalie Loiseau|
|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 1999 – 17 May 2017
|Born||27 March 1951|
Career in national politicsEdit
- Special adviser in the office of Jean-Claude Gaudin, Chairman of the Union for French Democracy (UDF) Group in the National Assembly of France (1986–1988)
- Secretary-General of the opposition general assembly (1989–1993)
- Adviser to François Bayrou, Minister of National Education and Higher Education and Research, then head of his office (1993–1997)
- Secretary-General of the UDF Group in the National Assembly (1997–1998)
- National Secretary of the UDF (since 2003)
- Secretary-General of the European Democratic Party (since 2004)
- Member of the Paris Council (for the 14th arrondissement) (since 2001)
Member of the European Parliament, 2004–2017Edit
De Sarnez was first elected Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France in 2014. A member of the MoDem, she served as vice-chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education.
De Sarnez was also substitute for the Committee on Foreign Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with South Africa and a substitute for the delegation to the EU–Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee. In 2016, she served as the parliament’s rapporteur on a plan to lend Tunisia €500 million on favourable terms to help it reduce its external debt and consolidate its democratic mechanisms.
In addition to her committee assignments, de Sarnez was a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights.
On the national level, de Sarnez served as campaign director for François Bayrou's unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign. In the Republicans’ 2016 presidential primaries, she endorsed Alain Juppé as the party's candidate for the office of President of France.
Career in government and resignationEdit
Le Canard enchaîné published information that de Sarnez had been paid for work she had not actually done, embroiling François Bayrou in a fictitious jobs scandal. Bayrou resigned several days later, just before the 2017 legislative election, with Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announcing that Bayrou would not be a part of the government.
Member of the French Parliament, 2017–presentEdit
Since 2017, de Sarnez has been chairing the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the National Assembly. On 31 May 2019, she led a delegation of the committee on a visit to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the Syrian Democratic Council in Ayn Issa.
- MEPs approve €500m in fresh EU loans to Tunisia European Parliament, press release of June 8, 2016.
- Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights European Parliament.
- Factbox: Ministers in new French government Reuters, May 17, 2017.
- Ludovic Vigogne (April 20, 2016), Bataillons: Primaire à droite: la liste des premiers soutiens parlementaires L'Opinion.
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- Boichot, Loris (2017-06-21). "François Bayrou et Marielle de Sarnez quittent le gouvernement". Le Figaro (in French). ISSN 0182-5852. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
- "DIRECT. La ministre des Affaires européennes, Marielle de Sarnez, quitte le gouvernement, dans la foulée du départ de François Bayrou". Franceinfo (in French). 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
- Paolini, Esther (21 June 2017). "Nathalie Loiseau, de l'ENA aux Affaires européennes". Le Figaro. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- Express. "Résultats des élections législatives 2017 Paris - 11ème circonscription". Retrieved 18 Feb 2019.
- "French delegation reveals its purpose to visit AA's areas". Hawar News Agency. 1 June 2019.