My name is Rachida Dati and I have been an MEP since 2009. I graduated in Law and Economy, as well as from the French National School for the Judiciary. I was a spokesperson for Nicolas Sarkozy when he was a candidate for the French presidential elections in 2007. I was then appointed Minister of Justice from 2007 to 2009. Elected as mayor of the 7th district of Paris since 2008, I am also a member of the political board of Les Républicains. In the European Parliament, I work especially on civil liberties, justice and home affairs issues, as well as on EU relations with the Mashreq and Mediterranean regions.