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Political Memory: Catherine TRAUTMANN, MEP

{{#icon:CatherineTrautmann.jpg|Catherine TRAUTMANN}}

General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Master's degree in Protestant theology (1975)
  • Theologian specialising in the history of religion
  • Member of the national council of the Socialist Party
  • Member of the PSE (since 2008)
  • Member of Strasbourg Municipal Council (since 1983)
  • Mayor of Strasbourg and chair of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (1989-1997 and 2000-2001)
  • Vice chair of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (since 2008)
  • Member of the National Assembly for Bas-Rhin (1986-1988)
  • Reelected to National Assembly without taking her seat (1997)
  • State Secretary for the elderly and disabled (1988)
  • Chair of the interdepartmental task force on drug addiction (1988-1989)
  • Minister for Culture and Communications (1997-2000)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1989-1997 and since 2004)
  • Head of the French Socialist delegation (since 2009)
  • Chair of the autonomous port of Strasbourg (since 2008)
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters
  • Honorary doctorate, University of Leicester





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28/03/2010 Written Declaration 12/2010 (ACTA)

Has signed written declaration 12/2010 on the lack of a transparent process for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and potentially objectionable content.

02/09/2008 Telecoms Package Plenary Speeches

A final problem appeared late in the work, that is the protection of intellectual property rights. I regret that this debate came to the floor at this stage in the drafting of this package, it's a bit late in the day for that to go deeper in the mechanisms allowing a strict enforcement of intellectual property rights.

I just want to say that I hope that we would be able to complete the analysis of this package with calm and serenity, without being disturbed by this subject, admittedly important, since creative contants are subject from a communication by Commission.


Let me also say, since I was questioned shortly by Mr. Toubon, that you cannot blame me here for not willing to take into account the necessary support to the creation in Europe. I believe it is a real vehicle for innovation, a wealth and an intellectual increase in value which is absolutely indispensable in today's world.

But we must also take into account the freedom that we have to ensure with our laws - we have voted extremely important texts about the protection of personal data, and we're the only ones to have done so in the world as of today. We must reconcile these two aspects. There is no contradiction. It's indeed the same ambition to devote what falls in creative freedom as what falls in freedom of each individual. It is in that spirit that we will still go forward improving our proposals.