The European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA) brings together more than 800 former MEPs from all EU countries and across the whole political spectrum. We avail of their experience and expertise to strengthen parliamentary democracy and serve European unity.

The current President of the European Parliament Former Members Association, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering

Hans-Gert PÖTTERING

FMA President
Former EP President

German politician (CDU) and was the only Member of the European Parliament who has served continuously from the first direct election in 1979 until July 1st 2014 – with 35 years of uninterrupted membership. He held a number of leading positions in the EP and European People’s Party throughout his political career. From 2007 until 2009 he was President of the European Parliament.

Former FMA Presidents

Enrique BARÓN CRESPO

FMA President from 2014 to 2018
EP President from 1989 to 1992

Pat COX

FMA President from 2010 to 2014
EP President from 2002 to 2004

José María GIL-ROBLES GIL-DELGADO

FMA President from 2006 to 2010
EP President from 1997 to 1999

Lord Henry PLUMB

FMA Honorary President
FMA President from 2001 to 2006
EP President from 1987 to 1989