Political Group: EPP
Phone in Brussels: +32 (0)2 284 53 85
Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [See]
Conference of Delegation Chairs
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
Degree in economics (1975). Dr. rer. pol. (1977). Project leader at the Institute for Research into Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Bonn (1975-1978). Lieutenant in the reserve.
Chairman of Cochem-Zell district CDU (1981-1992). Land Chairman of the Rhineland-Palatinate CDU (1992-1993).
Local councillor in Müden (Mosel) (1979-1994). Member of the Cochem-Zell district council (1979-1994). Member of the Rhineland-Palatinate Landtag (1983-1994). Spokesman of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Mainz (1978-1983). Member of the Rhineland-Palatinate Land government (1990-1991). Minister of Agriculture, Rhineland-Palatinate (1990-1991). Chairman of the agriculture committee of the Bundestag (1990-1991).
Member of the European Parliament (since 1994).
Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon.