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Overwhelming support for Marie-Pierre Vedrenne’s report on strengthening Europe’s trade response
Laurence Farreng EP


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European Parliament

On Wednesday 10 July, French MEP Marie-Pierre Vedrenne was elected during the first meeting of the Committee on International Trade, Vice-Chairwoman of this Committee.

For the French MEP, "I am committed to defending a fair, balanced international trade that promotes our social and environmental standards and takes into account the interests of everyone". The newly elected Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee on International Trade also stated that "The European Union is facing considerable international trade news with the conclusion of the agreement with Mercosur, the extraterritorial sanctions imposed by the United States on our companies and the blockade of the WTO. These are all challenges on which I intend to work in good cooperation with all my fellow MEPs and in relation to the other institutions". 

EDP Vice-President and German MEP Ulrike Müller was elected Renew Europe Group coordinator for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI).

French MEPs Laurence Farreng and Christophe Grudler were also elected respectively for the Renew Europe Group, coordinator of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) and vice-coordinator of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

Sylvie Brunet, Vice-President of the Renew Europe Group and French MEP, was elected Vice-Coordinator of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).