Ilana Cicurel

French lawyer and politician
Ilana Cicurel
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Member of the European Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 February 2020
Personal details
Born (1972-02-08) 8 February 1972 (age 50)
Paris, France
Political partyLa République En Marche!
Alma materPanthéon-Sorbonne University
Harvard Law School

Ilana Cicurel (born 8 February 1972) is a French lawyer and politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2020.

Early life and education

Cicurel is the daughter of a French artist, Raymond Cicurel [fr], and the sister of French economist Michel Cicurel [fr].

She studied law at University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, and is a Fulbright Scholar from Harvard Law School.

Early career

In 2008, Cicurel joined the Alliance Israélite Universelle where she was in charge of educational during the first three years, then served as General Manager until 2018.[1]

Political career

Career in national politics

In 2017, Cicurel lost with a very short margin in the 2017 French legislative election.[2]

Since November 2017, Cicurel has been part of LREM's executive board under the leadership of the party's successive chairmen Christophe Castaner and Stanislas Guerini.[3]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–present

In the 2019 European elections, Cicurel was placed in 23rd position on the list from La République En Marche!.[4] After Brexit, she joined the European Parliament, when UK members seats were transferred to other countries.[5][6] In parliament, she has since been serving on the Committee on Culture and Education.[7] In addition to her committee assignments, she is part of the parliament’s delegation for relations with Israel.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Changement de direction générale à l'Alliance israélite universelle". 12 July 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ l'Intérieur, Ministère de. "Résultats des élections législatives 2017". interieur.gouv.fr/Elections/Les-resultats/Legislatives/elecresult__legislatives-2017. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ Le Conseil de La République En Marche ! La République En Marche!, press release of 16 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Elections européennes 2019". elections.interieur.gouv.fr. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ "LOI n° 2019-487 du 22 mai 2019 relative à l'entrée en fonction des représentants au Parlement européen élus en France aux élections de 2019 - Legifrance". legifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Résultats européennes 2019 : qui sont les cinq élus français qui devront patienter jusqu'au Brexit pour siéger au Parlement ?". Franceinfo. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. ^ Ilana Cicurel European Parliament.
  8. ^ Ilana Cicurel European Parliament.
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