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Philippe Busquin (born on 6 January 1941 in Feluy) is a Belgian politician. He was Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009 for the French Community of Belgium with the Parti Socialiste, part of the Socialist Group and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Busquin was the chairman of the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel. He also was a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.

From 1999 to 2004, he was Member of the European Commission with responsibility for research.

His tendency to stutter has been ridiculed on a number of viral videos posted on Youtube[1], most famously in response to his term "artchurptéfnichmnéfnichchangement."

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Education

Career

  • 1962-1977: Lecturer at the Nivelles teacher training college
  • Assistant lecturer at the Free University of Brussels
  • 1992-1999: Chairman of the PS
  • since 1992: Vice-President of the Socialist International
  • 1994-1996: Vice-President of the PES
  • 1995-1999: Mayor of Seneffe
  • 1977-1978: Ordinary Member for the province of Hainaut
  • 1982-1986: Minister for the Budget and Energy for the Walloon Region
  • 1986: Minister of Economic Affairs for the Walloon Region
  • 1979-1994: Member of the national Parliament
  • 1994-1999: Senator
  • 1980-1982: Minister of Education
  • 1981: Minister of the Interior
  • 1987: Minister for Social Affairs
  • since 1992: Minister of State
  • 1999-2004: Member of the European Commission with responsibility for research
  • 2004-2009: Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Belgium)

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Preceded by
Karel Van Miert
Belgian European Commissioner
1999‚Äď2004
Succeeded by
Louis Michel

References

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kpk5CF9A_U
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