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Political Memory: Hans-Gert PÖTTERING, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Studied law, politics and history at the universities of Bonn and Geneva and the Institut des Hautes Études Internationales (Geneva)
  • Studied at Columbia University, New York (1971)
  • Doctorate (1974)
  • Second state law examination (1976)
  • Academic employee (1976-1979)
  • Appointed lecturer at the University of Osnabrück (1989)
  • Honorary professor (1995)
  • European policy spokesman, Young Union of Lower Saxony (1974-1980)
  • District Chairman, Osnabrück CDU (since 1990)
  • Chairman, Lower Saxony Europa Union (1981-1991)
  • President of Europa Union Germany (since 1997)
  • Member, Executive Committee and Federal Executive, CDU Germany (since 1999)
  • EPP Vice-Chairman (since 1999)
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1979)
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Security and Defence (1992-1994)
  • Chairman, EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament (1999-2007)
  • President of the European Parliament (2007-2009)
  • Chairman, Junge Union Friendship and Assistance Association, Osnabrück-Emsland
  • EPP Group Schuman Medal
  • Grand Order of Merit, Germany
  • Grand Decoration of the Republic of Austria
  • European Honorary Senator
  • Mérite Européen en or
  • MEP of the Year for 2004: award by European Voice





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