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|European Commissioner for Research|
13 September 1999 - 12 September 2004
|Édith Cresson (Research, Science and Technology)|
|Leader of the Socialist Party|
|Elio Di Rupo|
|Born||6 January 1941|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Free University of Brussels|
Philippe Busquin (born 6 January 1941) is a Belgian politician.
Busquin was born in Feluy. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009 for the French Community of Belgium with the Parti Socialiste, part of the Socialist Group and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Busquin was the chairman of the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel. He also was a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. His tendency to stutter has been the subject of satirical videos on YouTube, some garnering hundreds of thousands of hits.
From 1999 to 2004, he was Member of the European Commission with responsibility for research.
He was awarded:
Karel Van Miert
| Belgian European Commissioner
as European Commissioner for Research, Science and Technology
| European Commissioner for Research|
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the Socialist Party
Elio Di Rupo
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