Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) France
Committees: Fisheries (Member); Industry, Research and Energy (Substitute)
Delegations: Relations with the United States (Member)
Catherine has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004; she also served in the Parliament from 1989 to 1997. She has been the head of the French Socialist delegation since 2009, and is also a member of the national council of the Socialist Party. Since 2008, she has been a member of the PSE and the chair of the autonomous port of Strasbourg. In addition to her time in the European Parliament, she has held a number of positions in France, including Mayor of Strasbourg and Member of the National Assembly for Bas-Rhin. From 1997 to 2000 she was the Minister for Culture and Communications; in 1988 she served as State Secretary for the elderly and disabled, and from 1988 to 1989 she chaired the interdepartmental task force on drug addiction.