Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E158 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845338
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849338
  • STR:
    LOW T10005 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175338
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179338
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Canada
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Human Rights
  • Member - International Trade
  • Substitute - Foreign Affairs
  • Substitute - India

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1947. Hildesheim (Lower Saxony). Ph. D. in physical chemistry. Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (1972 - 1973) and at the medical school in Hannover (1974-1978). Member of academic staff, Institute for Applied Linguistics (1979-1989) at the University of Hildesheim. Since 2009 Prof. h. c. at the Institute of Social Sciences. Member of regional executive of Lower Saxony and federal executive of the CDU. Quaestor of EP, 1999-2007. EPP Coordinator in the Euro- Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. MEP since 1989.



Transatlantic relations between EU and US
13.04.2018 - 10:00

Joint press statement on the EU-US trade relations

The European Union and the United States are key strategic partners, allies and friends. We share common values of democracy, human rights and rule of law as well as strategic interest in mutual prosperity and security. We enjoy the most integrated...
Right and wrong symbols
25.03.2014 - 15:30

Mythbusting the EU-US free trade agreement

What is the TTIP? The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the name of a trade agreement between the EU and the US aiming at removing trade and non-trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors so as to make it easier to buy and...
US - EU flag
20.03.2014 - 16:26

EU-US trade agreement: EPP Group carefully analysing negotiations

Transatlantic trade talks between the European Union and the United States on the establishment of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement (TTIP) are surging ahead. For the fourth time, negotiators from Brussels and Washington met in mid-...

Press releases

06.12.2017 - 08:40

EP agrees major overhaul of trade defence instruments

A political agreement has been reached on the modernisation of the EU’s trade defence instruments. The agreement amends current anti-dumping and anti-subsidies regulations to prevent unfair...
20.09.2017 - 10:42

Europe leads on rules-based trade: CETA comes into force

Following seven years of negotiations, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will provisionally enter into force tomorrow. "The deal marks a milestone in EU-Canada relations and...
16.09.2015 - 13:24

Investment Protection: new proposal creates better firewall

The European Commission today presented the new system for resolving disputes between investors and states - the Investment Court System. This new system would be used in all ongoing and future EU...