Sud-Est, France. Degree in Public law and Political science at Lyon's Faculty of Law. Degree of Lyon's Institute of Higher Studies in Social and Labour Law. Member of the European Parliament since 1994. Chairwoman of The European Alliance Against Alzheimer. Regional Councillor at the Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes. Municipal councillor then Deputy Mayor of Saint-Etienne (1983-2008). Chairwoman of the Pilat Regional Natural Park (1989-2008). Elected Member of "Les Républicains" political bureau and National Secretary of the party. "Les Républicains" Representative in the European People's Party bureau. MEP since 1994. Vice-chair of the EPP Group.