- Paul-Marie Coûteaux
Paul-Marie Coûteaux (born on
31 July 1956in Paris)is the son of André Couteauxand a French politician, writer, and since 1999 Member of the European Parliamentfor Ile-de-Francewith the Mouvement pour la France,Member of the Bureau of the Independence and Democracyand sits onthe European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He is a substitute for the
Committee on Developmentand a member of theDelegation for relations with the Maghrebcountries and the Arab Maghreb Union (including Libya).
Between 1993 and 1995, Coûteaux was a technical adviser in the office of the President of the National Assembly. Between 1992 and 1993 he was a technical adviser in the office of the UN Secretary-General.
Gaullistassociated with Action française, Coûteaux directed the RPRjournal "Une certaine idée". In 1998, he criticized the generation of May 1968 in his essay "Traité de savoir-disparaître à l'usage d'une vieille génération".
Coûteaux has advised a number of different governments, including those of
Michel Jobertfrom 1981 through 1983, Philippe de Saint-Robert from 1984 through 1987, and Philippe Séguinin the French National Assemblyfrom 1993 through 1996.
In 1999, he joined
Charles Pasquaafter the former's rupture with the RPR, and was elected to the European Parliamenton the list headed by Charles Pasquaand Philippe de Villiers. Although he was a member of the Rassemblement pour la France, originally founded by Pasqua, Coûteaux eventually left this party. In 2001, he founded the political party Entente souverainiste, which would in 2003 become the Rassemblement pour l'indépendance et la souveraineté de la France. The party denounced the "resignation of those who have are in charge of the national interest and the common good of all Frenchmen." He now heads the souverainisteweekly "L'Indépendence".
In 2004, he was reelected to the
European Parliamenton the list headed by Philippe de Villiers.
In 2005, he successfully campaigned for a "no" vote against the
French referendum on the European Constitution.
European Parliament election, 2004 (France).
In 2008, He will represent the MPF party with Philippe de Villiers for european elections. [http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/daniel_hannan/blog/2008/09/21/french_patriots_cheer_a_british_eurosceptic]
* 1977: Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies
* 1978: Master's degree in
* 1979: Postgraduate
diplomain international relations
* 1980: Graduate of the ENA (National College of Administration
* 1982: Senior administrator, Ministry for
* 1984: Head of the office of the Commissioner-General for the French language, reporting to the Prime Minister
* 1988: Special adviser to the Africa director, Foreign Ministry
* 1989: Special
adviserin the office of the Minister for Defence
* 1995: Visiting lecturer at the
University of ParisVIII
Knightof the Order of Arts and Letters
* Author of five books
* Columnist on Valeurs Actuelles and presenter on France
* Regular guest on Philippe de Saint-Robert's show "Libre Journal" on Radio Courtoisie.
** Declaration of financial interests of MEP is missing
* [http://www.pourlafrance.fr/ Official site of Mouvement pour la France]
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