Barbara Pompili
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Barbara Pompili
Barbara Pompili
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Member of the National Assembly
for Somme's 2nd constituency

21 June 2017
Romain Joron

20 June 2012 - 12 March 2016
Olivier Jardé
Romain Joron
Secretary of State for Biodiversity

11 February 2016 - 10 May 2017
Manuel Valls
Bernard Cazeneuve
Position established
Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1975-06-13) 13 June 1975 (age 44)
Bois-Bernard, France
Political partyLa République En Marche! (2017-present)
Ecologist Party (2016-present)
Other political
Europe Ecology - The Greens (2010-2015)
The Greens (2000-2010)
EducationSciences Po Lille

Barbara Pompili (born 13 June 1975) is a French politician who has been serving as a member of the National Assembly for the 2nd constituency of Somme since 2017, previously holding the seat from 2012 to 2016. A member of La République En Marche! (REM) since 2017, she was a member of The Greens (LV) from 2000 to 2010 and Europe Ecology - The Greens (EELV) from 2010 until 2015. Pompili served as Secretary of State for Biodiversity from 2016 to 2017.[1]


Born in Bois-Bernard, Pas-de-Calais, she grew up in Liévin. She graduated from Sciences Po Lille.

Political career

First elected to the National Assembly in the 2012 legislative election, Pompili was the first female president of a parliamentary group in the lower house, co-leading the EELV group with François de Rugy, from 2012 until 2016. She also served on the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

In 2016, Pompili was appointed Secretary of State for Biodiversity in the government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls,[2] under the Minister of Ecology, Ségolène Royal. She was reappointed when the government of Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve took office. During her time in office, she notably oversaw the entry into force of a French tax targeting palm oil and a ban on neonicotinoids in 2016.[3]

Pompili was an early supporter of Emmanuel Macron in the 2017 presidential election and subsequently stood as a candidate of En Marche! (EM) in Somme's 2nd constituency, which she had represented from 2012 until 2016.[4] She was reelected in the 2017 legislative election; Pompili has since been serving as chairwoman of the Committee on Sustainable Development. In this capacity, she led a 2018 parliamentary inquiry into France's nuclear safety and security.[5]

In September 2018, after François de Rugy's appointment to the government, Pompili ran for the presidency of the National Assembly.[6] In an internal vote within the LREM parliamentary group, she came in second; the position eventually went to the group's then-chairman Richard Ferrand.[7]

Political positions

In July 2019, Pompili decided not to align with her parliamentary group's majority and became one of 52 LREM members who abstained from a vote on the French ratification of the European Union's Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.[8]


  1. ^ "Mme Barbara Pompili". National Assembly. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Bientôt une femme au perchoir ? 10 choses à savoir sur Barbara Pompili". L'Obs. September 2018.
  3. ^ Sybille de La Hamaide (May 25, 2016), French palm oil tax, pesticide ban likely to pass this year Reuters.
  4. ^ "Les têtes d'affiches d'En Marche! pour les législatives". Paris Match. Agence France-Presse. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Geert De Clercq (July 5, 2018), French nuclear safety at risk from outsourcing: report Reuters.
  6. ^ Alexandre Lemarié (September 4, 2018), Remaniement : Richard Ferrand, favori pour prendre la présidence de l'Assemblée nationale Le Monde.
  7. ^ Assemblée nationale : Richard Ferrand, candidat de LRM et futur président Le Monde, September 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Maxime Vaudano (July 24, 2019), CETA : qui a voté quoi parmi les députés Le Monde.

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