Category:MEPs for Germany 2009–14
Pages in category "MEPs for Germany 2009–14"
The following 97 pages are in this category, out of 97 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 97 pages are in this category, out of 97 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Jan Philipp Albrecht – Jan Philipp Albrecht is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from Germany. He is a member of the Alliance 90/The Greens, part of the The Greens-European Free Alliance and he is specialized in the field of civil rights, data protection and democracy. He studied law in Bremen, Brussels and Berlin and worked for the Walter-Hallstein Institut in Berlin and he graduated in information and communications technology law from the Universities of Hanover and Oslo. Albrecht was Spokesman of the Green Youth in Germany from 2006 to 2008 and he joined the German Green Party in 1999 and held various posts at local, regional and federal level. He led working groups and pressed political campaigns especially in the fields of civil liberties, legal affairs and he later explained that these experiences provoked his engagement in civil liberties and democracy, in particular with regards to new technologies. His engagement in data protection and other issues of rights in the digital age have become a defining point in his political career. In the 2009 elections, Albrecht was elected for the Greens to the European Parliament and he became a member of the LIBE committee and substitute member of the JURI committee and later on of the IMCO committee in the European Parliament. He works especially on home affairs, data protection and police and justice cooperation, Albrecht aims to strengthen civil liberties in the digital age. Albrecht is generally opposed to the lowering of standards in the protection of fundamental rights for the purpose of security or law enforcement. In January 2013, Albrecht introduced a bill proposing to create a new agency to enforce a series of measures giving Internet users greater control of their online information, since then Albrecht has drawn worldwide attention for his engagement on privacy and data protection standards. Albrecht was also leading the negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on the adoption of the regulation, Albrecht has filed an amicus brief supporting Microsoft in Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America. He is also rapporteur for the EU-US umbrella agreement on data protection in the area of law enforcement cooperation, since the revelations by Edward Snowden, Albrecht has pressed for a response by governments and parliaments on the mass surveillance of citizens. On his request, the European Parliament began investigations on the intelligence programs Prism, in December 2013, Albrecht arranged with Snowden’s lawyers for the international fugitive to give testimony through a pre-recorded video, responding to question submitted in advance by MEPs. Deutsche Telekom, Member of the Data Privacy Advisory Board University of Vienna, Visiting Lecturer Official website of Jan Philipp Albrecht
2. Burkhard Balz – Burkhard Balz is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, between 2000 and 2009, Balz held various positions at Commerzbank in Hannover, Frankfurt am Main, Tokyo, London and Brussels. In 2013, he served as the Parliaments rapporteur on Latvia’s accession to the eurozone, in addition, Balz is a substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the parliaments delegation for relations with the Peoples Republic of China
3. Lothar Bisky – Lothar Bisky was a German politician. He was the chairman of the Party of Democratic Socialism, the successor of East Germanys Socialist Unity Party, in June 2007 he became co-chairman of the The Left party, formed by a merger of the PDS and the much smaller Labour and Social Justice – The Electoral Alternative. From 2007 until 2010 he was the President of the Party of the European Left, also, he was the Publisher of the socialist newspaper Neues Deutschland. Bisky was born in Zollbrück, Pomerania, Germany, from where he came after 1945 as refugee to Schleswig-Holstein in northern West Germany and he was rector of the University of Film and Television from 1986 to 1990. In 1991 he became a member of the board of directors of regional television channel ORB, in 1995, it was discovered that Bisky had been an informer for the Stasi. The Stasi records on his wife referred to his activities as an informant, subsequent investigations revealed that Bisky was registered by the Stasi with the code names of Bienert between 1966 and 1970, and as Klaus Heine from 1987. Lothar Bisky was also described in Stasi records as zuverlässig, the highest level of trust for an informer, in 1990 he was a member of the Volkskammer and beginning in 1990 he was a member of the state parliament in Brandenburg. He was chairman of the PDS from 1993 until his resignation in 2000 over a defeat for the committee on support for United Nations military intervention. He was re-elected chairman in 2003 after this left turn had cost the party its seats in the Bundestag in 2002. Bisky was seen to be on the moderate, social wing of the party and was a long-time close ally of the partys most prominent figure. He was often regarded for his abilities to lead meaningful discussions between parties of completely opposite viewpoints, be it within his own party or in events with other groups. The party returned strongly to the Bundestag in the 2005 election, Bisky, one of 54 Left MPs, was nominated by his party to become one of the six vice presidents of the Bundestag. When the new Bundestag was constituted on 18 October, however, several MPs explained this with the fact that he was an informant of the Stasi. Later, he failed a fourth time, and subsequently gave up his bid for the president position which was given to Petra Pau instead. Lothar Bisky was married and the father of three sons and his oldest son, Jens Bisky, is a journalist and writer and the second-oldest, Norbert Bisky, is a painter. His youngest son, Stephan Bisky, died in late 2008 while working towards his neuro-informatics doctorate at the University of Edinburgh, lothar Bisky died in Leipzig in August 2013. Biography of party Die Linke Brandenburg Will Germany Go Left of the Left. by Markus Deggerich, Der Spiegel, Sept 252009 FAZ, Nachruf
4. Franziska Brantner – Franziska Katharina Brantner is a German politician of the Green Party. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2013, dr. Thomas König with a lectureship for International Policy. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as an associate at the European Studies Centre of St Antonys College. During the conference Peking+5 of the UN Plenum in 2000 and until 2005 Brantner was Vice President of the Youth Caucus belonging to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Fund for Women, in Brussels she coordinated a project in cooperation with the French EU Presidency of 2008, which developed the European master plan for the resolution 1325 of the UN Security Council. In 2010, Branter was co-author of a study concerning the EU Human Rights Policy on behalf of the European Council on Foreign Relations, for the Bertelsmann Foundation, she worked in Brussels on the subjects of European Foreign Affairs and European answers to the banking crisis. Brantner speaks fluent French, English and Spanish and is able to communicate in Hebrew, in 1996, Brantner became a member of the Green Party Youth at the age of 17. She then was part of the Green Partys local administration in Baden-Württemberg, during her studies at Sciences Po in Paris she founded a Green university group and was co-organiser of the first European Students Convent in 2001/2002. In the 2009 European elections, Brantner obtained one of the 14 mandates of the German Green Party in the European Parliament and she was member of the Greens–European Free Alliance group, then under the leadership of Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms. Brantner also served as spokeswoman for foreign affairs of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and she also was her group’s chief negotiator for the establishment of the European External Action Service, the EU’s new foreign ministry. In 2010 she supported the Spinelli Group initiative for more Europe, during the euro crisis, Brantner pleaded for solidarity and community liability. In 2012, Brantner was elected to the Bundestag for Alliance 90/The Greens, following the 2013 federal election, she became a member of the Bundestag. Since 2014, she has served as chairwoman of the parliamentary Sub-Committee for Civilian Crisis Prevention and as member of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and she is also a Deputy Chairwoman of the German-Egyptian Parliamentary Friendship Group. She voted against participation in EUTM Somalia, however, she voted in favor of extending the German mandate for the UN missions in Mali, Lebanon and Liberia
5. Elmar Brok – Elmar Peter Brok is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from Germany, who is best known for his role as chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the CDU, which is part of the European Peoples Party, an MEP since 1980, Brok has held many leadership positions in German and European politics. He is currently the President of the Union of European Federalists, Brok studied law and politics in Germany and at the Centre for European Governmental Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Formerly, he worked as a radio journalist and newspaper correspondent, in November 2014, he and fellow MEP Mercedes Bresso were appointed by the constitutional affairs committee to explore the possibilities of the eurozone governance reform without any treaty change. Besides his constitutional work, Brok is best known for his acitivities on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and he was the Parliaments main rapporteur on enlargement and rapporteur for the EUs enlargement strategy and the European External Action Service. Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl once sarcastically summarized Broks CV, born, married, on 15 September 2010, Brok supported the new initiative Spinelli Group in the European Parliament, which was founded to reinvigorate the strive for federalisation of the European Union. On 16 November 2013, he was elected president of the Union of European Federalists, following the 2013 German elections, Brok was part of the CDU/CSU team in the negotiations with the SPD on a coalition agreement. Brok has been a proponent of having the European Union abandon its old method of leaving constitutional negotiations to national leaders. Brok is regarded a critic of an accession of Turkey to the European Union, Brok is an advocate of pursuing a two-track policy with Russia. In an interview with the International Herald Tribune, he said, Europe and Germany together need a strategic partnership with Russia but in parallel to focusing on human rights, too. In 2012, Brok was among the 48 signatories of a letter to demand that the European Union implement its own version of the U. S. Magnitsky Act. ”In 2013. “Hundreds of thousands of Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire’s henchmen. ”Between 2004 and May 2011, according to information broadcast by German media his activities as lobbyist of Bertelsmann were also scrutinized by the EU Commission. In an interview with the German newspaper Die Tageszeitung, Brok reflected his activities and stated that for him politics was not profession, accordingly, critics of Brok call him a hobbyist. In 2011, members of the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs voted unanimously against a request by German prosecutors to lift Brok’s immunity in a tax blunder, italian MEP Francesco Speroni had been tasked to write the parliaments view on the matter. Femen accused Brok of soliciting the services of Ukrainian prostitutes and insulting Ukrainian women, the European External Action Service denied all allegations against Brok, citing his intensive agenda during his visit. After the assault, one Femen activist was able to flee the scene while Shevchenko was arrested by police officers, Brok did not press criminal charges against Shevchenko
6. Udo Bullmann – Dr. Udo Bullmann is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from Germany. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Udo Bullmann was born on 8 June 1956 in Giessen, Germany. Bullmann studied political science, sociology, public law, as well as economy, in 1988 he received the doctorate in social science. From 1989 to 1996 he was a Research Assistant at the University of Giessen and he was a scholarship of the German Research Council from 1994 to 1997 and, from 1994 to 1998 a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Government at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, he was a university lecturer, since his entry into the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1979, Bullmann was mostly engaged with the Young-Socialists branch. He was the chairman of the Hesse regional association of the Young-Socialists, in 1999 Bullmann was elected to the European Parliament. He has been deputy chairman of the SPD group in the European Parliament since May 2003, bullmanns political work focuses on economy and employment, the Lisbon Strategy, the European financial service sector, as well as development politics and regional policy. Since 1999, he has been a member of the European Parliaments Committee on Economic, in early 2014, the SPD chose Bullmann to be the party list’s number 3 for the 2014 European elections, following Martin Schulz and Birgit Sippel
7. Daniel Caspary – Daniel Caspary is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European Peoples Party, Caspary was born in 1976 in Karlsruhe, Germany. After serving in the federal German armed forces as first lieutenant in the reserve, alongside his studies he worked as assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union’s parliamentary group in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Peter Hauk. After graduating in 2002, he went on to work for J. P. Morgan in Frankfurt and London, Caspary was elected to the European Parliament in the 2004 elections, and since 2009 has been Coordinator of the EPP Group in the Committee on International Trade. Since 2015, Caspary has been the co-chair of the European People’s Party Trade Ministers Meeting and he plays the piano and the saxophone