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James Edmund Moncrieff Elles (born 3 September 1949 in London) is a former Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East England. Elles is the son of Diana Newcombe Elles, Baroness Elles and her husband, Neil Patrick Moncrieff Elles. He served as the MEP for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire from 1984 to 1994, and following boundary changes for Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire East from 1994 to 1999. He then represented South East England in the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. Elles had special responsibility for the Conservative Party for the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire. In 2019 he published the book 'Fiction, Fact and Future: The Essence of EU Democracy' as an author under the Haus Curiosities series of The University of Chicago Press. Early career He was educated at Eton College and the University of Edinburgh where he graduated with a BSc in agriculture. He became a European MP after an eight-year career as a civil servant with the European Commission, initially as a Tokyo Round negotiator and latterly as Assistant to the Deputy Director-General of Agriculture. Member of the European Parliament Elles served six terms in the European Parliament, his principal Committee being the Budgets Committee for the entire 30-year period. He was overall rapporteur on the EU budget for the years 1996 and 2007. During this period, he was also a substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Budget Control Committee. He founded the Thames Valley European Forum, now renamed the South East Conservative European Network (SECEN), of which he is currently chairman. Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) In 1992 he founded the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN). The purpose of TPN is to help build bridges between the EU and the US involving business and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic, feeding in ideas, for example, to create the new transatlantic agenda (NTA) in 1995 and, more recently, putting forward suggestions to strengthen transatlantic partnership through the completion of the transatlantic market from 2008 onwards. This has led to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under negotiation between the EU and the U.S. since February 2013. He is currently Chairman of the Management Committee of the Network. European Internet Foundation (EIF) In 2000, Elles and two other parliamentarians, as co-founders, launched the European Internet Foundation (EIF). The purpose of the European Internet Foundation is to help encourage European political leadership in the development of active public policies that respond to the political, economic, and social challenges of the worldwide digital revolution. The EIF aims to ensure that the European Union remains open to developments in the digital economy and benefits fully from it through enhanced global competitiveness and social progress. Its most recent contribution to long-term thinking was contained in its document "The Digital World in 2030: what place for Europe?" in which it called for completing the Digital Single Market (March 2014). He remains a member of the EIF Steering Committee. European Ideas Network (EIN) In August 2002, Elles founded the European Ideas Network (EIN), an open network think-tank on a European scale for the centre-right. He stepped down as Chairman of the Network in March 2008. European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) Elles laid the foundation for creating the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) by tabling two budget amendments in 2010 and 2012. Their purpose was to establish an inter-institutional system looking closely at long-term trends with a view to providing foresight, feeding in-principle ideas into strategic policy-making. It is governed by a Steering Group where all EU institutions are represented at Secretary-General or substitute level meetings on a regular basis where Elles is Honorary President. References External links . Discover the Elle James popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Elle James books.

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  • Elle of the Ball synopsis, comments

    Elle of the Ball

    Elena Delle Donne

    From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the first novel in a brandnew middle grade series with as much...

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    The Lies We Tell

    Niki Mackay

    Last night I betrayed my husband.This morning my daughter disappeared.My husband may have forgiven my first mistake. But he will never forget this.And so I have to find her.Before ...

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    Team Player

    Cate Ellink

    She’s never been shy about what she wants – and now she wants them both...Hannah Maynard, sports reporter, is sure it’s only her lustfilled fantasies linking Australian rugby leagu...

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    Take No Prisoners Vol 1

    Elle James

    TAKE NO PRISONERS Volume 1 includes the first three books in the series about SEAL Team 10, their lives and loves:  SEAL's Honor Two Navy SEALs jeopardize their lives and hear...

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    The Girl Who Survived

    Lisa Jackson

    In this deviously volatile, deliciously creepy thriller from the #1 New York Times bestseller, the lone survivor of a brutal family massacre must uncover the awful truth about the ...

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    Hot Velocity

    Elle James

    Operation Day Care Highly skilled combat veteran and former rodeo star Rex Trainor likes to be in the thick of the action. So when he's loaned out to Homeland Security, he pla...

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    Grave Reservations

    Cherie Priest

    “Delightful.” The New York Times Book ReviewA psychic travel agent and a Seattle PD detective solve a murder in this quirky mystery in the vein of Lisa Lutz’s The Spellman Files an...

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    Mala Vida

    Marc Fernandez & Molly Grogan

    Finalist for the Readers ofElle Magazine's Grand Prize (France) Winner of the Plaidoiries Prize for Best Crime Novel at the Festival Clameur(s) of Dijon Almodóvar meets Orwell in t...

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    Voodoo on the Bayou

    Elle James

    From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James, the 1st book in the Cajun Magic Series Don’t piss off the Voodoo Queen… Craig Thibodeaux’s tangled with the wrong ...

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    Phil Barker

    Axed charts the dramatic decline of the magazine industry in Australia from the millionselling highs of the 1990s to the recent round of mergers, closures and massredundancies...