Dietmar KÖSTER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Germany)


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)  
- JURI_AD(2015)549425 -  

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law  
- LIBE_AD(2018)626976 -  
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the import of cultural goods  
- LIBE_AD(2018)620997 -  
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market  
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Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration against violence in football and other sport events  
- P8_DCL(2015)0002 - Lapsed  
José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Elena VALENCIANO , Marc TARABELLA , Esteban GONZÁLEZ PONS , Mercedes BRESSO , Aldo PATRICIELLO , Alessandra MORETTI , Dietmar KÖSTER , Virginie ROZIÈRE , Eric ANDRIEU , Ismail ERTUG , Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Fernando MAURA BARANDIARÁN , Javier NART , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Stefan ECK , Ivo VAJGL , Marijana PETIR , Francisco ASSIS , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Milan ZVER , Clara AGUILERA , Inma RODRÍGUEZ-PIÑERO , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Ernest URTASUN , Francisco de Paula GAMBUS MILLET , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ  
Date opened : 12-01-2015
Lapse date : 12-04-2015
Number of signatories : 142 - 17-04-2015


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