After being Mayor of Valenciennes from 2002 to 2012, Dominique Riquet was elected member of the European Parliament in 2009. He has been serving on the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) since 2012 and is specialised in the topic of transport infrastructure financing.
Dominique Riquet is one of the three rapporteurs for the Connecting Europe Facility Programme for 2014-2020 and 2021-2027, and has recently been appointed as rapporteur for the revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). He endorses an ambitious investment policy to boost the European Union's competitiveness.
Dominique Riquet is also president of the European Parliament Intergroup on long term investment and reindustrialisation.