Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 15E158 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845383
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849383
  • STR:
    LOW T10012 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175383
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179383
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - Turkey
  • Member - Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Substitute - Foreign Affairs
  • Substitute - Albania

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1958. Herne (North Rhine-Westphalia). Degree in agricultural engineering, doctorate in agriculture. Member of academic staff, Bonn University, Faculty of Agriculture. Adviser on agricultural policy, German academy for rural youth (DLA) of the German farmers’ union (DBV) in Bonn. Involvement in local government including district executive of CDU since 1993, Vice-Chairwoman. 1994-1999, Town councillor, Herne. Vice-Chairwoman of CDU Council Group until 1999. 1994, Founder member and then Vice-Chairwoman, Europa-Union Herne; Vice-Chairwoman, Europa-Union North Rhine-Westphalia.Member of the EPP-Bureau. MEP since 1999.



24.02.2016 - 15:59

We must stop the illegal pet trade

We are big lovers of pets: one in four Europeans owns one. There are 126 million dogs and cats kept as pets in the EU. Hard to imagine - but pet trafficking is increasingly linked to organised crime and is now estimated to be the third most...

Press releases

13.12.2017 - 09:49

Hands off the kebab

EPP Group to do everything in its power to avoid European 'kebab ban' Today, the European Parliament will decide on whether to give the green light or not to the European Commission's...
Turkey & Europe flags
05.07.2017 - 15:29

Suspend accession talks if constitutional reform's unchanged

“The Turkish government has deceived its own citizens. The constitutional changes are incompatible with the Copenhagen Criteria which is the non-negotiable basis for membership of the European...
Turkey & Europe flags
20.06.2017 - 09:43

Call for the suspension of Turkish EU accession talks

"A close and privileged relationship between the EU and Turkey is in the interest of both sides. But this can only be realised if it is based on human rights, the respect of the fundamental...



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