Jean-Paul BESSET : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Europe Écologie (France)


  • 14-09-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries
  • 19-01-2012 / 01-07-2012 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 02-07-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 19-01-2012 / 26-06-2012 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Fisheries


Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund covered by the Common Strategic Framework and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006  
- PECH_AD(2012)487807 -  

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 constitutional problems of a multitier governance in the European Union  
- ECON_AD(2013)504128 -  
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)  
- PECH_AD(2012)492588 -  
OPINION on the review of the 6th Environment Action Programme and the setting of priorities for the 7th Environment Action Programme  
- REGI_AD(2012)480527 -  

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 support for strengthening the European Union ban on shark finning  
- P7_DCL(2010)0071 - Adopted  
Jean-Paul BESSET , Chris DAVIES , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU  
Date opened : 20-09-2010
Lapse date : 20-12-2010
Adopted (date) : 16-12-2010
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P7_TA(2010)0497
Number of signatories : 423 - 16-12-2010


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