Pascal Arimont
Pascal Arimont.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded byMathieu Grosch
Personal details
Born (1974-09-25) 25 September 1974 (age 47)
Malmedy
NationalityBelgian
Political partyChristian Social Party (CSP)
Websitepascal-arimont.eu

Pascal Arimont (born 25 September 1974) is a Belgian Member of the European Parliament (MEP)[1] for the Christian Social Party, which sits in the EPP Group, as the single MEP from the German-speaking electoral college of Belgium.[2]

Early life and career

Arimont was born in Malmedy and grew up in Born (municipality of Amel) in the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

From 1998 to 2002, Arimont was parliamentary assistant to MEP Mathieu Grosch.

Political career

Role in local politics

From 2006 until 2009, Arimont served as provincial councillor of Liège (and thus advisory member of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community). From 2009 until 2014 he was (full) member of that Parliament, where he was parliamentary group leader for the CSP.

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–present

In 2014, Grosch, who was the single German-speaking MEP since 1994, decided not to stand for re-election, and Arimont was the CSP's candidate in the 2014 European Parliament elections.

In the European Parliament, Arimont serves on the Committee on Regional Development and the Committee on Legal Affairs (since 2021).[3] Since 2021, he has been part of the Parliament's delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe.[4]

In addition to his committee assignments, Arimont is part of the parliament's delegations for relations with the countries of Central America and to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals,[5]

Controversy

In December 2021, Arimont’s house was attacked while his family was inside; a Molotov cocktail was thrown under his children’s bedroom windows.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Pascal ARIMONT". europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  2. ^ Lukas Kotkamp (December 6, 2021), MEPs express solidarity with Belgian colleague after attack on his house Politico Europe.
  3. ^ Mia Bartoloni (March 26, 2021), Movers & Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  4. ^ Members of the delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe European Parliament.
  5. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
  6. ^ Lukas Kotkamp (December 6, 2021), MEPs express solidarity with Belgian colleague after attack on his house Politico Europe.