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Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
Christian Democratic Union of Germany  

Date of birth 22. April in Frankfurt/Main
Education Studies of law; first and second state law examination; competition for senior-level employment in the Foreign Service

 

Professional career

1979-1980 Military service
1987-1990  Trainee lawyer
1990-1991 Attaché to the Foreign Office Diplomatic Training College
1991-1993 Foreign Office desk officer for international environmental policy
1993-1995 Desk officer in the CDU Office for External Relations
1995-1999 Foreign Office desk officer for the Baltic and Nordic states and the Baltic Sea Council

Political career

Since
1995
Delegate to the EPP Congress
Since
1995
Member of the EPP Executive Board and the Political Assembly
Since
1999
Member of the European Parliament
Since
2005
Chairman of the CDU Hessen Regional Committee on European Policy
Since
2010
Member of the CDU Federal Committee for Foreign, European and Security Policy
Seit 2010 Vice-Chairman of the European Movement Germany
1994-2000 Vice-Chairman of the Main-Taunus regional organization of the CDU
1993-1997 Member of the Regional Planning Assembly of the Darmstadt Regional Council
1990-1996 Member of the International Committee of the Young Union of Germany
1989-2001 Member of the Main-Taunus district council
1986-1989 City councillor of Hattersheim/Main
1985-1993 Chairman of the local, municipal and district organisations of the Young Union