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Mathieu Grosch

Mathieu Grosch was born on 14 September 1950 in Eupen, Belgium.

Previous assignments

1981–1983: Advisor to the Prime Minister of Belgium Wilfried Martens

1984–1986: Advisor to the Prime Minister of the German-speaking Community Joseph Maraite

1985–1986: Member of the Provincial Council, Province Liège

1986–1990: Minister for Social Affairs, Sports and Youth, German-speaking Community

1986–1994: Member of Council, German-speaking Community

1990–1994: Chairman of Council, German-speaking Community

1991–2012: Mayor of Kelmis

1994–present: Member of the European Parliament

1994–1994: Member of the Committee on Development and Cooperation

1994–1995: Member of the Delegation for relations with the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia

1994–1999: Substitute of the Committee on Regional Policy

1995–1997: Member of the Delegation to the EU-Czech Republic Joint Parliamentary Committee

1997–1999: Member of the Delegation for relations with Slovenia

1997–1999: Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control

1999–1999: Member of the Delegation to the EU-Slovenia Joint Parliamentary Committee

1999–2004: Member of the Delegation to the EU-Romania Joint Parliamentary Committee

1999–2004: Member of the Committee on Regional Policy

1999–2004: Substitute of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

2002–2004: Substitute of the Delegation to the EU-Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee

2004–2009: Member of the Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee

2004–2009: Substitute of the Committee on Regional Development

Current tasks  

Since 1986: Member of the national bureau of the CSP

Since 1994: Member of the Parliament, Member of the EPP bureau

Since 1994: Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism

Since 1996: Member of the board of Bierset-Liège airport

Since 2007: Substitute of the Delegation for relations with Japan

Since 2009: Substitute of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Since 2009: Member of the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula

Since 2009: EPP Coordinator in the Committee on Transport and Tourism

From 1 July 2014 Mr Grosch will become the European Coordinator for the TEN-T Orient/East-Med Corridor.

Contact Mr Mathieu Grosch here.

 Missions 2014

  • Meeting with Dr Grube, CEO Deutsche Bahn AG – 3 September 2014

On 3rd September 2014, the European Coordinators who are leading the Corridors crossing Germany had the opportunity to jointly meet the CEO of Deutsche Bahn to discuss the EU core network policy.

Participants:
Deutsche Bahn: Dr Grube, Fried, Miram, Sellnick, Lueberrink
European Coordinators: Ana Palacio, Pat Cox, Mathieu Grosch, Carlo Secchi, Karel Vinck

All participants confirmed the importance of this joint meeting. Mr Grube invited the Coordinators to a follow-up meeting with the DB Board before the end of this year.
The following issues were raised by the Coordinators: Germany should make the use of CEF budget more attractive for rail infrastructure managers; lack of private investment; standardisation of equipment to be imposed on suppliers; external dimension TEN-T; need for accompanying measures; financial support for noise protection measures; the need to move from a conversation on design to a conversation on implementation.
Dr Grube stated that in the beginning DB was quite reluctant towards TEN-T. However, this attitude has changed completely. TEN-T offers a chance for leadership to develop a real transport network. DB is an international operator. In this context core network corridors are of the highest priority and instrumental for achieving such international market. Mr Grube also said that he appreciates the open and constructive dialogue.