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 - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Member - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
  • Member - Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Member - Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • Member - Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Substitute - 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.



Tax evasion
14.11.2017 - 17:45

Paradise Papers: MEPs call for action on tax haven blacklists

We call for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering. The Paradise Papers leak has shown us yet again the organised, large-scale lack of responsibility of some who do not want to contribute to common...
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

Business Data Analyzing
12.06.2018 - 14:46

Simpler, more efficient rules for derivatives markets

We welcome the improvement of the functioning of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), adopted in 2012 following the financial crisis. The proposed changes were adopted by a large...
Courtroom detail
25.01.2018 - 17:32

We will continue to defend the rule of law in Malta

After today’s debate and remarks by the Maltese Minister of Justice, the need for reforms to protect the rule of law in Malta is evident more than ever. The EPP Group will continue to insist...
Tax Haven
25.10.2017 - 17:16

Citizenship for sale must be stopped

All citizenship for sale programmes in the EU must be stopped. "It is unbelievable that Prime Minister Muscat is still actively advertising the Golden Visa Programme. The Maltese Government has...



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