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MEP Esther de LANGE

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19.02.1975, Spaubeek
Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christen Democratisch Appèl
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Parliamentary activities

Participation in roll-call votes:
9764 out of 10036 votes
Ranking: 516th
Loyalty to political group:
9340 out of 9763 votes
Ranking: 307th
Loyalty to national party:
9714 out of 9756 votes
Ranking: 383rd

How this MEP influences EU policy (sample)

Voting behaviour reveals that, compared to the EPP group, this MEP is more supportive of increasing the EU 2030 minimum target on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 55 %.

Additionally, we found that, compared to the EPP group, this MEP is less supportive of including building emissions in the EU emissions trading system.

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Curriculum vitae

  • Education

  • 1996-1998 - Assistant at the Royal Dutch Touring Club emergency call centre, Lyon
  • 1997-1998 - Project manager, European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
  • 1998-1999 - Policy adviser for EU affairs, Association of the German fruit juice and alcoholic drinks industry
  • 1999-2007 - Senior policy adviser for EU affairs, CDA (Christian Democratic party) delegation in the European Parliament
  • Professional career

  • 2001-2001 - Master's degree in International Relations, Free University of Brussels
  • 1998-1998 - Degree in European Studies, Institute of Higher European Studies (HEBO), The Hague
  • Political career

  • Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 2002-2007 - Member of the CDA Women's Council, foreign residents' section
  • 2001-2004 - Chair, CDJA (CDA youth section) agriculture working group
  • 2007-2014 - Member of the European Parliament (CDA)