Gilles Savary

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Gilles Savary (born 6 December 1954 in Oradour-sur-Vayres, Haute-Vienne) is a French politician and former Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France. He is a member of the Socialist Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and was vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

He was also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with Iran, and a member of the temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007–2013.


  • Master's degree in economics (1975)
  • Specialised higher degree (DESS) in regional planning and regional development (1976)
  • Postgraduate diploma (DEA) in regional and urban analysis (1977)
  • Technical adviser in the office of the Chairman of the Aquitaine Regional Council (1982–1985), then in the office of the Chairman of the Tarn-et-Garonne Regional Council (1985–1987), then in the office of the State Secretary for Local Government Administration at the Ministry of the Interior (1988)
  • Head of the office of the Chairman of the Gironde Regional Council (1988–1992)
  • Visiting lecturer in economics, Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies (1992–1999)
  • Member of the Socialist Party national council (since 1997)
  • National responsibility in the Socialist Party for public services (2001–2003)
  • Vice-Chairman of the National Federation of Socialist and Republican Elected Representatives (1997–2001)
  • Leader of the Socialist Group on Bordeaux City Council (1995–2004)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Gironde Departmental Council (since 2004)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Aquitaine Regional Council (1998–1999)
  • Member of the European Parliament (from 1999 to 2009)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Transport, Tourism and Regional Policy (1999–2009) and Chairman of the Intergroup on the Sky and Space (2000–2004)
  • Knight of the National Order of Merit (1999)

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