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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:
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia
  • Member - Transport and Tourism
  • 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.



Businessman Behind Stack of File Folders
Monday, May 18, 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...
Markus Pieper MEP
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 17:30

Making Europe a favourable place for entrepreneurs

There's plenty of good will and there are tangible results from the past. But still, there's a long way to go before we can point at Europe and loudly say: ‘This is one of the best places in the world for Small and Medium-sized...

Press releases

Architect using drafting table
Thu, 29/10/2015 - 09:31

More financing over Capital Markets Union needed for SMEs

MEPs question the European Commission on how to improve financing for SMEs, review the effect of financial market regulation on SMEs EPP Group MEPs ask for more action on SME financing beyond the...
Flowers and car
Tue, 27/10/2015 - 14:09

40 EPP Group MEPs back SMEs affected by emissions scandal

"75 percent of each car is made by SMEs" A group of more than 40 EPP Group MEPs are standing up for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the car emissions scandal....
Business Data Analyzing
Wed, 14/10/2015 - 18:31

Conflict of interest is not to be taken lightly

Conflicts of interest: the European Parliament's Budgetary Control (CONT) Committee Coordinators will tomorrow look into the scandalous case of a contract awarded by the European Commission...



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