Pat Cox

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Pat Cox, who was president of the European Parliament between January 2002 until July 2004, is "President of the International European Movement and Managing Partner of European Integration Solutions, a Washington DC - Brussels based transatlantic consulting firm - and is a Board member of the French based global tyre company Michelin." Since July 2006 Cox has also been a "senior counselor" on the International Advisory Council of the PR firm, APCO Worldwide.[1]


A biographical note states that as President of the European Parliament, Cox was "an active campaigner for the successful enlargement of the European Union, and the European Parliament senior representative on the Intergovernmental Conference which led to the adoption of the proposed Constitutional Treaty of the EU. Having worked as an economist and broadcaster, Cox was first elected to the European Parliament in 1989, leading the Liberal Democrat group there from 1998 to 2002. Earlier he was the founding Secretary General of the Progressive Democrats in Ireland, and a Member of Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) in the early nineties."[3]

"He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1974, and was an economics lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin and at the University of Limerick. Pat Cox has received many awards and distinctions for his European leadership, including the Freedom of the city of Limerick, Honorary Doctorates from the National University of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the American College Dublin and the University of Limerick. He has been conferred by their respective Presidents with the highest national honours of France, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania. Pat Cox is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the "International Crisis Group" and of "Friends of Europe"."[3]

He is also on the advisory board of World Growth, an organization that promotes "free trade" in the developing world.[4]

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  1. Former European Parliament President Pat Cox Joins APCO (news release). APCO Worldwide (July 5, 2006).
  2. Yalta European Strategy Board, organizational web page, accessed July 19, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pat Cox, International Crisis Group, accessed September 1, 2008.
  4. Advisory Board, World Growth, accessed September 1, 2008.