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20.05.1965, Meschede
Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
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Parliamentary activities

Participation in roll-call votes:
9878 out of 10036 votes
Ranking: 401st
Loyalty to political group:
9607 out of 9877 votes
Ranking: 194th
Loyalty to national party:
9620 out of 9874 votes
Ranking: 650th

How this MEP influences EU policy (sample)

Voting behaviour reveals that, compared to the EPP group, this MEP is more supportive of the Mobility Package I.

Additionally, we found that, compared to the EPP group, this MEP is less supportive of including a mandatory clause of implementing the Paris Agreement in the EU free trade agreements.

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Curriculum vitae

  • Education

  • 1992-1994 - Ward doctor, Paderborn children’s hospital
  • 1994-2002 - Doctor in general practice and internist
  • Professional career

  • 1985-1992 - University, Medicine: Graduated with the third state examination
  • 1993 - Doctor of Medicine
  • Political career

  • Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 1991-1997 - District Chair of the Junge Union Sauer/Siegland
  • 1997-... - Member of the Land executive of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2012-... - Member of the Federal Executive Committee of the CDU Germany
  • Offices held in local government bodies
  • 1989-1994 - Member of Bestwig local council
  • Offices held in the EU institutions
  • 1994-... - Member of the European Parliament
  • 2009-2014 - EPP-co-coordinator in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 2014-... - EPP-coordinator in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Honours

  • - 'Großer Stutenkerl' award from the Westfalen-Lippe bakers' association for work to promote small business-friendly European legislation (2002). Cardinal Opilio Rossi Medal (award from the Consortium of Catholic Organisations in Austria) (2003). Energy Eff