Strasbourg round-up: Meet parliament's quaestors

Written by Des Hinton-Beales on 4 July 2014 in Special Report
Special Report

MEPs have appointed parliament's five quaestors. Read their biographies here.

This information is provided by Dods People EU

Elisabeth Morin-Chartier
European People's Party EPP, West, France, Union for a Popular Movement

Current posts

  • Member: Employment and Social Affairs Committee 2007-;
  • Substitute: Culture and Education Committee 2007-;
  • Member: West 2009-, United States Delegation 2009-;
  • Vice-chair: Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee 2010-;
  • Member: Media Intergroup 2010-, Climate Change and Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Intergroup 2010-, Public Services Intergroup 2011-, Mountains, Islands and Sparsely-Populated Regions Intergroup 2011-, Ways of St James Intergroup 2011-, Viticulture, Fruit and Vegetables, Tradition and Food Quality Intergroup 2011-, Sustainable Hunting, Biodiversity and Countryside Activities and Forestry Intergroup 2012-, Trade Union Co-ordination Intergroup 2014-

Political career

MEP for West 2007-

Committees, delegations and assemblies

  • Member: Employment and Social Affairs Committee 2007-, Palestinian Legislative Council Delegation 2007;
  • Substitute: Culture and Education Committee 2007-, Israel Delegation 2007, Mashreq Delegation 2007-09, Central America Delegation 2007-09;
  • Member: United States Delegation 2009-;
  • Substitute: People's Republic of China Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Climate Change and Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Intergroup 2009-; Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee: Substitute 2009-10, Member 2010-;
  • Co-chair: Trade Union Co-ordination Intergroup 2010-;
  • Member: Media Intergroup 2010-, Public Services Intergroup 2010-, Mountains, Islands and Sparsely Populated Regions Intergroup 2010-, Ways of St James Intergroup 2010-, Wine, Tradition and Quality Intergroup 2010-

Party posts

  • Union for a Popular Movement (UMP): National secretary 2002-04, Member, policy bureau 2003-

Councils and public bodies

  • Poitou-Charentes regional council: Member 1998-, President 2002-04; Municipal councillor, Poitiers 2001-

International bodies

  • Alternate member, Committee of the Regions 2004-07

 

Bogusław Liberadzki
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D, Poland, Democratic Left Alliance–Labour Union

Current posts

  • Member: Transport and Tourism Committee 2004-;
  • Vice-chair: Budgetary Control Committee 2009-;
  • Substitute: Arab Peninsula Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Japan Delegation 2009-, Quaestors 2012-, Water Intergroup 2012-, Urban Intergroup 2012-, Lubusz and West Pomeranian 2014-

Political career

  • Observer 2003-04;
  • MEP 2004-:
  • Head, Democratic Left Alliance delegation 2009-

Committees, delegations and assemblies

  • Substitute: Budgets Committee 2005-09;
  • Vice-chair: Budgetary Control Committee 2007-;
  • Member: Transport and Tourism Committee 2007-, Russia Delegation 2007-09;
  • Substitute: United States Delegation 2007-09;
  • Member: Japan Delegation 2009-;
  • Substitute: Arab Peninsula Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Policy Challenges Committee 2010-, Water Intergroup 2010-

Party posts

  • Member, National Council of the Alliance of the Democratic Left (SLD) Szczecin 1998-

National political career

  • Deputy Minister for Transport and Maritime Economy 1989-93; Minister for Transport and Maritime Economy 1993-97;
  • Member of Parliament (Sejm) 1997-2004: Vice-chair, Infrastructure Committee, Polish-Nordic Group 2001-04, Chair of Transport Permanent Sub-committee, Monitoring the Utilisation of EU Funds Permanent Sub-committee 2001-04, Vice-chair, European Committee 2003-04

Councils and public bodies

  • Member Szczecin Voivodship Council 1998-

 

Catherine Bearder
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe ALDE, South East, United Kingdom, Liberal Democrat

Countries of interest

  • Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Current posts

  • Member: South East 2009-;
  • Substitute: International Trade Committee 2009-;
  • Member: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly 2009-;
  • Substitute: United States Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Intergroup 2010-, Climate Change and Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Intergroup 2010-, Welfare and Conservation of Animals Intergroup 2012-, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee 2014-

Political career

  • MEP for South East 2009-

Committees, delegations and assemblies

  • Member: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Delegation 2009-, Regional Development Committee 2009-;
  • Substitute: International Trade Committee 2009-, United States Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Welfare and Conservation of Animals Intergroup 2009-, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Intergroup 2009-, Climate Change and Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Intergroup 2009-

Party posts

  • Liberal Democrat Party:
  • Chair: Banbury Lib Dems 1998, South Central Lib Dems Conference Committee; Vice-chair, Lib Dems European group; Vice-president, Green Lib Dems; Member, National Liberal Club

National political career

  • Contested: European elections South East England 1999, 2004,
  • General elections: Banbury 1997, Henley 2001

Councils and public bodies

  • Member: Cherwell district council 1995-99, Oxfordshire county council 2003-05

 

Andrey Kovatchev
European People's Party EPP, Bulgaria, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

Countries of interest

  • Europe, United States

Current posts

  • Member: United States Delegation 2009-, Security and Defence Sub-committee 2009-;
  • Substitute: South East Asia and ASEAN Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup 2010-;
  • Substitute: Regional Development Committee 2011-;
  • Vice-chair: Foreign Affairs Committee 2012-

Political career

  • MEP 2009-: Bureau member, EPP group 2009-, Head, Bulgarian EPP delegation 2009-

Committees, delegations and assemblies

  • Member: Foreign Affairs Committee 2009-, Security and Defence Sub-committee 2009-, United States Delegation 2009-;
  • Substitute: South East Asia and ASEAN Delegation 2009-;
  • Member: Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup 2010-

Party posts

  • Deputy chair, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria foreign policy and European affairs commission 2008-

 

Karol Karski
European Conservatives and Reformists Group ECR, Poland, Law and Justice

Political interests

  • Regional policy, External relations, Justice and Home Affairs

Current posts

  • Member: Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian 2014-, Development Committee 2014-

Political career

  • MEP for Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian 2014-

National political career

  • Polish Parliament 2005-14: Secretary, Foreign affairs Committee 1993-95,
  • Member: Committee for the European Union, Subcommittee on Crime Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, Vice-President of Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, Secretary of State for Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2007, Vice-President of Foreign Affairs Committee

Councils and public bodies

  • Councillor, Warsaw 1994-98; Vice-president, Warsaw Regional Assembly 1994-98; Municipal Councillor, Warsaw Central and Zoliborz districts 1994-2002; Adviser, cabinet of Mayor of Warsaw 2002;
  • Warsaw Council: Deputy Chair 2002-05, Chair 2005

International bodies

  • Committee of the Regions of the European Union 2004-05: Vice President,
  • Member: Economic and Social Policy Commission, External Relations Commission; Vice-President, Sustainable Development Forum of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions

 

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