Ms Irène Tolleret was elected to the European Parliament in 2019, as part of the ‘Renaissance list in her native France. Since then, she has sat as a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and the Committee on Regional Development. In addition, she is co-chair of the EP’s Intergroup on Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs and is part of the Parliament’s delegation for relations with Japan.
A winegrower by profession, she is deeply committed to the advancement of the wine sector of her region and has therefore advocated for the extension of the Pic Saint-Loup geographical area. Her policy priorities include the development of the Occitanie region through concrete projects on energy transition, economic development, innovation, and solidarity. Indeed, she previously served as Mayor of Fontanès (Hérault), Vice-President in charge of European Affairs for the Grand Pic Saint Loup Community Council, and as a member of the Hérault regional council.