Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 15E217 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845305
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849305
  • STR:
    LOW T10008 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175305
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179305
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - WG Economy and Environment
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia
  • Member - Transport and Tourism
  • Substitute - Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • Substitute - Constitutional Affairs
  • Substitute - Budgetary Control
  • Substitute - Iran
  • Substitute - Industry, Research and Energy

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1963. Münsterland (North Rhine-Westphalia). Doctorate in geography. Studied geography, economics and regional planning, University of Hanover. Doctorate: Changing Significance of Location Factors in Economic Terms. 1989–1994 Project Director in international management and municipal consultancy firm. 1994-2004, managing director, Osnabrück Chamber of Commerce. 1995-2004, lecturer at the University of Osnabrück. since 2007 Member of board of trustees, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedecin. 1999-2004, Vice-Chairman, Federation for Safety at Work, Hanover. Since 2004, Vice-Chairman, German and European Policy Education Institute North Rhine-Westphalia (DEPB). Since 2004, coopted member, CDU Steinfurt District Executive, CDU Münster Executive. Since 2007, Member, North Rhine-Westphalia CDU Executive. Since 2008 member of the CDU Borken District Executive. MEP since 2004.



Owner of a cafe showing open sign
19.01.2016 - 15:45

SME Circle started 2016 off on a confident note

"We can be proud of being the only political group in the European Parliament that has a framework for discussing policies that concern Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union." With this remark, the Chairman of...
EPP Group Hearing on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
14.01.2016 - 17:01

Energy efficiency measures must be cost effective

The European Union has been very efficient in lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining economic growth. In fact, more efficient use of energy - while not the only factor - has enabled the European Union to reduce CO2 emissions by 23...
Businessman Behind Stack of File Folders
18.05.2015 - 18:00

Better regulation: less is more

How well our economy is doing depends on how well our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are doing, because 99% of businesses in Europe are SMEs. But European companies, especially SMEs, have been under the increasingly burdensome rules of...


Press releases

Energy facility
23.06.2016 - 12:54

Energy: EPP Group warns against price increase for consumers

“Consumers need to be prepared for huge energy price increases if we go down the path suggested by the Socialists and Greens on energy efficiency policies”, warned EPP Group MEP Markus...
Piggy bank saving electricity and heating costs
24.05.2016 - 11:54

Energy savings: keep the targets realistic

“Important progress has been made in energy savings in the European Union, but we must be careful not to hold the banner up so high that we lose our footing on solid ground”, said Markus...
Modern high speed train
28.04.2016 - 12:43

Step closer to final conclusion of 4th Railway Package

The European Parliament voted by a large majority today in favour of cutting bureaucracy, improving safety standards and harmonising the different railway systems in Europe. By adopting these '...



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