He was also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with Iran, and a member of the temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007–2013.
Master's degree in economics (1975)
Specialised higher degree (DESS) in regional planning and regional development (1976)
Postgraduate diploma (DEA) in regional and urban analysis (1977)
Technical adviser in the office of the Chairman of the Aquitaine Regional Council (1982–1985), then in the office of the Chairman of the Tarn-et-Garonne Regional Council (1985–1987), then in the office of the State Secretary for Local Government Administration at the Ministry of the Interior (1988)
Head of the office of the Chairman of the Gironde Regional Council (1988–1992)
Visiting lecturer in economics, Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies (1992–1999)
Member of the Socialist Party national council (since 1997)
National responsibility in the Socialist Party for public services (2001–2003)
Vice-Chairman of the National Federation of Socialist and Republican Elected Representatives......