Bernd LANGE : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 11/01/2017 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • Studied Lutheran theology and politics at the University of Göttingen. 1980 Theology examination and 1981 First state examination

Professional career 

  • 1983-1994 : Secondary-school teacher at Burgdorf ‘Gymnasium’
  • 1994-2004 : Member of the European Parliament
  • 2005-2009 : Head of the economics, environment and European affairs section of the German Trade Union Federation for the Lower Saxony-Bremen-Saxony/Anhalt region
  • 2009-... : Member of the European Parliament
  • 2012-2014 : Spokesman on trade policy on behalf of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • 07/2014-... : Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade

Political career 

Offices held in a political party or national trade union  
  • 1974 : Joined the SPD
  • 1979 : Joined the IG Metall trade union
  • 1986-2015 : Member of the SPD Executive for the region of Hannover
  • 1992-2013 : Chair, Burgdorf SPD
Offices held in the EU institutions  
  • 1994-2004 : Member of the European Parliament
  • 1997-1999 : Vice-chair, Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy
  • 2009-... : Member of the European Parliament
  • 2012-2014 : Spokesman on trade policy on behalf of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • 07/2014 : Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade

Honours 

  • Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon, 2001

Contact 

  • Bruxelles 

    Parlement européen
    Bât. Altiero Spinelli
    12G205
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
     
  • Strasbourg 

    Parlement européen
    Bât. Louise Weiss
    T06013
    1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
    CS 91024
    F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex
     
  • Postal address 

    European Parliament
    Rue Wiertz
    Altiero Spinelli 12G205
    1047 Brussels
     
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