JacquesToubon

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Political Memory: Jacques TOUBON, former MEP

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General Data


Functions in European Parliament

  • 20/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Member)
  • 22/07/2004 - 30/01/2007 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Substitute)
  • 15/09/2004 - 21/09/2004 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (Member)
  • 22/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (Vice-Chairman)
  • 31/01/2007 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Legal Affairs (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Degree in public law
  • Graduate of the Lyons Institute of Political Studies
  • Graduate of ENA (National School of Administration) (1965)
  • Senior administrator, head of the office of the Prefect of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (1965-1968)
  • Member of ministerial private offices (1968-1974)
  • Technical adviser in the office of the Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac (1974-1976)
  • Adviser to the President of the Republic (1997)
  • RPR national delegate with responsibility for elections (1976-1978)
  • Deputy Secretary-General with responsibility for elections (1978-1981)
  • Secretary-General of the RPR (1984-1988)
  • Member of the RPR Higher Committee 'Man and Society' (1990)
  • Deputy Mayor of Paris and Mayor of the 12th arrondissement of Paris (1983-2001)
  • Councillor, 19th arrondissement of Paris (since 2001)
  • Member of the National Assembly for the 19th constituency of Paris (1981-1988)
  • Member of the National Assembly for the 10th constituency of Paris (1988-1997)
  • Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee on Laws (1986-1988)
  • Minister for Culture and the French-Speaking World (1993-1995)
  • Keeper of the Seals, Minister for Justice (1995-1997)
  • President of Club 89 (since 1993)
  • Chairman of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund (2002)
  • Chairman of the preparatory group for the National Centre for Immigration History (Cité nationale de l'Histoire de l'immigration)

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02/09/2008 Telecoms Package Plenary Speeches
I am even more comfortable to say to Catherine Trautmann that I don't agree with her when she wants to completely exclude any reference to intellectual property rights. Beyond platforms and channels that we are talking about, specially in the text she's responsible of, what matters to everyone is what these platforms and channels allow to know. What they allow access, ie the content. And our colleagues Guardans, Medina or Mavrommatis have said this very well and I support them.
There were in Commission's text two references, it would have been better to keep them. Today's discussion focuses on a reference to

directives on copyright from 2001 and 2004 and on cooperation between stakeholders. What for? To promote legal offers, ie content that help consolidate the prosperity of our industry and our cultural diversity. In an offensive against these texts, which I heard a few echoes still here on these benches, it was made a scarecrow from, for example, OLIVENNES agreements. But the model we should follow is the

memorandum of understanding adopted on July 24 by the British government, OFCOM and different stakeholders. As far as I know they are not supporters of bureaucracy and dictatorship on the Internet.
It is about not preventing laws of our states to be enforced, about ensuring to reconcile the fundamental rights and to not prevent what could bring the new technology, new economy, at the service of our cultural diversity, of our proactive industries, of the Europeans' intelligence and talent, that are the best weapon and our best asset in global competition.