Country: Germany
  • BRU:
    ASP 15E108 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845385
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849385
  • STR:
    LOW T10006 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175385
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179385
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Chair - Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • Chair - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • Member - Conference of Committee Chairs
  • Member - Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Substitute - People's Republic of China
  • Substitute - Industry, Research and Energy

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1949. Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate). Degree in economics, doctorate in political science. Former Project Manager at the Institute for Research into Small Businesses, former policy and press adviser to the Minister for Economic Affairs and Transport in Mainz. Member of the Rhineland-Palatinate regional Parliament. Vice-Chairman of the CDU Parliamentary Group. Former Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture and Forestry in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Former Chairman of the Rhineland-Palatinate CDU. Parliamentary business manager (1999-2006) and since November 2006 Head of the CDU/CSU Group in the EP. MEP since 1994.



Muslim Lifestyle
06.06.2013 - 10:15

Diversity and multiculturalism: the exemplary Indonesian model

On 5 June, the EPP Group, in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels, hosted a high-level conference dedicated to presenting Indonesia’s model for providing religious freedom and...

Press releases

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24.11.2016 - 12:29

VAT: EPP Group wants to reform 'prone to fraud' system

Parliament adopts 'action plan': VAT should be paid where the consumer is "A clear call to EU Member States to fight VAT fraud resolutely and jointly", stated Werner Langen MEP,...
11.10.2016 - 15:42

ДДС трябва да се плаща там, където е потребителят

Групата на ЕНП в Европейския парламент призова за големи промени в системите за ДДС на Европейския съюз. “ДДС е потребителски данък, който трябва да бъде платен от крайния потребител. ДДС...
11.10.2016 - 12:56

VAT should be paid where the consumer is

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for major changes in the European Union's value-added tax systems. "VAT is a consumption tax which has to be paid by the final consumer....



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