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 - EU-Turkey
  • Member - Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Substitute - Foreign Affairs
  • Substitute - EU-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

Milk pot farmer hand cow in meadow
12.05.2016 - 12:50

Labelling of foodstuffs: No to protectionism

The European Parliament called for mandatory country-of-origin labelling for milk and "lightly-processed" milk and meat products today. The EPP Group is against such unrealistic and...
DNA Science Background
08.09.2015 - 13:13

Animal Cloning: a full ban is needed

The European Parliament today endorsed a draft EU Directive on a ban on animal cloning. MEPs support a fully-fledged ban which also applies to animal products and imports. "Cloning is torture...
DNA Science Background
17.06.2015 - 17:25

Klonfleisch in der EU verbieten

Die Ausschüsse für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Landwirtschaft  des Europaparlaments werden heute Nachmittag gemeinsam für ein EU-weites Klonverbot stimmen. Auch die Einfuhr...