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Nicole Fontaine

Nicole Fontaine
20th President of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 1999 – 15 January 2002
Preceded by José María Gil-Robles
Succeeded by Pat Cox
Personal details
Born (1942-01-16) 16 January 1942
Grainville-Ymauville, France
Political party UMP;
EPP
Spouse(s) Jean-René Fontaine
Profession lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Nicole Fontaine (born 16 January 1942 in Grainville-Ymauville, Seine-Maritime) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France. She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, part of the European People's Party. Fontaine was the President of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2001, and was then replaced by Pat Cox, from the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party, in accordance with an agreement between the two groups at the start of the term.

References

  • European Parliament website entry
  • "Nicole Fontaine: a European conciliator-general". The Economist. 28 August 1999. 


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