Corine Lepage graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris in 1971. She obtained a Diplôme d’études Supérieures (advanced degree) in public law and in political sciences in 1974, and in the same year, she received her practising certificate as a barrister. In 1978, she defended the local collectivities in the Amoco Cadiz case. She went on to lead the defence for the local collectivities and involved associations in the Erika trials against Total that took place between 2000 and 2008.
She stood as a candidate in the presidential elections of 2002. In June 2009, she was elected as an MEP. She is a member of the ENVI Committee (Environment, Pubic Health and Food Safety), and a substitute member of the ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy). She has been presiding over the European Parliament’s intergroup on ‘Seas and Coastal Areas’ since January 2010.

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