Harlem DÉSIR : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 08-04-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 08-04-2014 : Parti socialiste (France)


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on International Trade
  • 16-09-2009 / 08-04-2014 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 19-01-2012 / 08-04-2014 : Committee on International Trade


  • 16-07-2009 / 26-01-2011 : Committee on Development
  • 16-09-2009 / 08-04-2014 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 07-09-2010 / 08-04-2014 : Delegation to the Cariforum — EU Parliamentary Committee
  • 27-01-2011 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2012 / 08-04-2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs


Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on tax and development: cooperating with developing countries on promoting good governance in tax matters  
- INTA_AD(2010)448810 -  

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on recognising situation testing, where it yields positive results, as legal evidence of racial discrimination  
- P7_DCL(2011)0038 - Lapsed  
Harlem DÉSIR , Dennis de JONG , Corinne LEPAGE , Ulrike LUNACEK , Mariya GABRIEL  
Date opened : 12-09-2011
Lapse date : 15-12-2011
Number of signatories : 104 - 15-12-2011


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