Burkhard BALZ

Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 15E140 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845119
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849119
  • STR:
    LOW T10086 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175119
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179119
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Coordinator - Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Member - Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Substitute - Japan
  • Substitute - Transport and Tourism

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1969. Lower Saxony. 1989-91 vocational training as banker, Commerzbank AG Hannover. 1992-99 Studies of Law and Political Science, Georg-August University Göttingen. 2001-2002 consultant in the EU representation of the Commerzbank AG, Brussels. Since 2002 corporate customer service officer, Commerzbank, AG Hannover. Since 2004 registered manager. Since 2006 Director of the Division Institutional Customer Business, Commerzbank AG Hannover. 1985 Joining of JU. 1989 Joining of the CDU. 1990-1996 Chairman of the JU district Hanover. 2002-2006 Chairman of CDU district Schaumburg. Since 1989 Member of the executive board of the CDU Hanover. Since 2009 first Vice-Chairman, CDU Hannover. Member of the executive board on the CDU in Lower Saxony since 2010. MEP since 2009.



Dutch sandwich
24.06.2015 - 18:00

Parliament's timetable for fighting corporate tax avoidance

Do you know what a Double Irish or a Dutch Sandwich is? As delicious as they might sound, they would probably upset your stomach. These are the nicknames of the most notorious tax avoidance schemes used by multinational companies to shift and...
Burkhard Balz MEP
18.11.2014 - 14:45

Not the strongest, but the smartest weightlifter will lift the heaviest weight

How does a parent achieve more? By relieving their child of all his or her tasks or by giving them the freedom and the ability to assume responsibilities? How do you transport a heavy load? By dragging it along by hand or by multiplying its momentum...
Bank sign on building
08.05.2013 - 11:00

Banking Union: what is missing and what should be added?

Last September, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution entitled “Towards a Banking Union”. The EPP Group pushed to end the vicious circle between banks in financial trouble and governments with budgetary difficulties, to move...

Press releases

Palm growing from pile of euros
06.11.2017 - 13:04

Paradise Papers: Large-scale lack of responsibility

EPP Group calls for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering "Normal citizens and companies pay taxes. The new leaks show once again the organised,...
Businessman analyzing business data and using calculator
04.10.2017 - 09:37

VAT must be collected where the consumer is

"Value added tax must be collected where the consumer is, not where the merchant is. A new VAT system must be based on such a destination principle", said Burkhard Balz MEP today, EPP Group...
London Skyline, Canary Wharf
23.11.2016 - 09:31

Do not penalise European banks over American banks

The EPP Group has warned against penalising European banks over American banks when implementing the new plans of the Basel Committee, the international banking standard-setting board, into EU law...



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