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Farewell to French MEP Véronique Trillet-Lenoir

Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, 66, who sat among the macronists in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, is dead, said Wednesday (August 9) the president of the Renew group, Stéphane Séjourné, on the social network X (ex-Twitter).

“Tribute to Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, a recognized oncologist who had made her mandate as an MEP a commitment to the health of the French and Europeans”, wrote on this same network the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne.

Ms. Trillet-Lenoir, 66, had led a hospital and university career. She had been president of the management board of the Cancéropôle Lyon Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes between 2013 and 2020.

She entered politics in 2015 by being elected regional opposition councilor of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes on the socialist list led by Jean-Jack Queyranne.

Unanimous tribute

Support of Emmanuel Macron from 2017, she was elected on the Renaissance list during the European elections two years later.

Ms. Trillet-Lenoir sat in Brussels and Strasbourg on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

“A model of integrity, Véronique had made the health of Europeans and our health security her fight, based on her university experience and her career as a hospital patrician which was internationally recognized”, greeted Mr. Séjourné, making to assert “his humanity, his benevolence and his generosity” as well as “his dignity and his courage in the face of illness”.

The government spokesperson, Olivier Véran, for his part paid tribute to “an elected official committed to bringing to the political, regional and then European level, the convictions which were hers”, while the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt , said he was “terribly sad” and “so proud of his work”.

The Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, expressed “a deep shock and an immense pain” by describing an MP “exemplary, courageous in all her fights, just in all her convictions”.

The leader of the Les Républicains deputies in Strasbourg, François-Xavier Bellamy, testified to his “deep admiration, beyond our disagreements, for her unfailing commitment, and for the courage of the caregiver she was facing. disease “.

This article is originally published on lesfrancais.press

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