Michael GAHLER

Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E154 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845977
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849977
  • STR:
    LOW T10025 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175977
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179977
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Chair - Pan-African Parliament
  • Coordinator - Security and Defence
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • Member - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - South Africa
  • Member - Security and Defence
  • Substitute - ACP
  • Substitute - Transport and Tourism

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1960. Hesse. 1979-1980, army service in Koblenz. 1981-1990, law studies in Mainz and Dijon, probationary period in Frankfurt, Hochheim and Brussels. 1990-1991, diplomatic training at German Foreign Office (FO), in Bonn. 1991-1993, FO desk officer for international environmental politics. 1993-1995, desk officer, CDU Office for external relations. 1995-1999, FO desk officer for Baltic States and the Council of Baltic Sea States. Local mandates: 1986-1989, member, Hattersheim City Council. 1989-2001, Member, Main-Taunus District Council. Member of the Junge Union (JU) 1978-1996: Chairman at local, district and regional levels. Member, JU-Hesse State Board and JU International Commission. CDU member since 1981. Delegate to EPP-Congress since 1995. MEP since 1999.



Statue of justice
12.12.2017 - 13:07

Upholding the independence of judiciary in Iran

Urgent appeal to uphold the independence of judiciary To the President of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Hassan Rouhani To the Minister of Justice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Seyyed Alireza Avaei Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of...
Michael Gahler MEP
21.11.2016 - 11:30

Why do we need European defence?

The security situation in and around Europe has significantly worsened in recent years and no single state or organisation is able to face it alone. Protecting the EU and its citizens requires the contribution of the EU and its Member States...
EU puzzle
12.12.2013 - 12:45


Gahler: nur Zusammenarbeit kann Beschaffungskosten senken Vor dem EU-Gipfel zur Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik nächste Woche hat der sicherheitspolitische Sprecher der EVP-Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament, Michael Gahler (CDU),...

Press releases

EU and Ukraine
13.06.2018 - 13:32

More money for Ukraine under strict conditions

The European Parliament has approved the disbursement of a further €1 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine to help the country cover part of its external financing needs and to provide...
06.06.2018 - 15:33

Further EU assistance lies now in hands of Ukraine

On Tuesday, the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs debated the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Ukraine ahead of a plenary vote next week. Following that, several key spokespeople...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to...



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