Belgian MEP Anne Delvaux is a former journalist from Belgium who decided to come into politics in 2007 when she was elected senator for the Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH). As a senator, she was co-president of the Committee of European matters where she could dedicate herself to the topic she loves: the European Union. Two years later, she decided to run in the 2009 European elections.
On June 7th 2009, she was elected as an MEP. Since then, she is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a substitute for the Committee on Foreign Affairs and on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
In 2013, Anne Delvaux was designated as a rapporteur for the EPP group in the ENVI Committee concerning the initiative report on the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. As a rapporteur leading tense negotiations, Anne Delvaux managed to overcome a lot of obstacles to present an ambitious – but realistic – and forward-looking text. Mrs Delvaux’s report encourages a three binding targets approach with 40% of CO2 emissions reductions, 30% of renewables in the energy mix and 40% on energy efficiency for 2030. This text has been recognized by many MEP as a position friendly to the environment as much as friendly to our companies’ competitiveness. Not only has this text promoted a better UE independence in terms of fossil fuels but it also confirms the EU as a world leader in terms of fight against global warming.
Anne was nominated to the MEP Awards 2014 in “Energy”.
EP website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96914/ANNE_DELVAUX_home.html