Catherine Trautmann

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Catherine Trautmann in January 2014 .

Catherine Trautmann (born on 15 January 1951 in Strasbourg) is a former Minister of Culture of France and now Member of the European Parliament for the East of France.

She studied in Strasbourg, obtaining a Masters degree in protestant theology at the protestant theology faculty of the University of Strasbourg. She is also a specialist on Coptic language and literature.

She was elected as mayor of Strasbourg in 1989, re-elected in 1995, then defeated in 2001.

She is a member of the Socialist Party, part of the Party of European Socialists and sits on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

She is a substitute for the Committee on Culture and Education and also a member of the Delegation for relations with Canada.


  • Master's degree in Protestant theology (1975)
  • Member of the Socialist Party national council (1977)
  • Member of the Socialist Party national bureau (2000)
  • Member of the national bureau of the National Federation of Socialist and Republican Elected Representatives
  • Member of Strasbourg Municipal Council (1983)
  • Mayor of Strasbourg and Chairwoman of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (1989–1997 and 2000–2001)
  • Member of Strasbourg City Council and Member of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (since 2001)
  • Member of the National Assembly (1986–1988)
  • State Secretary for the Elderly and Disabled (1988)
  • Minister for Culture and Communications (1997–2000)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1989–1997)
  • Council of Europe (1987–1988)
  • Chairwoman of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Drug addiction (1988–1990)
  • Commissioner-General for the Expo International 2004 (2000–2002) (cancelled in 2003 [1])

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