Member of the European Parliament
Philippe Lamberts was elected in June 2009 for a first term in the European Parliament, after more than 15 years working in private sector. In May 2014, he was re-elected for a second term and appointed Co-President of the Green group in the European Parliament.
His political career within the Belgian green party (Ecolo) started in 1991, where he served both at the local and federal levels. As of 1999, he became more and more involved with European politics, and more specifically through the European Green Party, of which he has been the co-president from 2006 to 2012.
As Member of the European Parliament, he focuses on economic and financial questions, and has become a specialist on fiscal, banking and macroeconomic issues.
Philippe Lamberts is currently co-chair of the Greens/EFA political group with Ska Keller. He aims to reinforce the Greens both within and outside the EU institutions, and with civil society, and to continue his work on the financial regulation and social justice front.
He is running for European elections in May 2019 for Ecolo together with Saskia Bricmont.