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Directorates-General

Directorate-General for the Presidency

The Directorate-Generale for the Presidency is at the heart of Parliament’s activities and has a crucial role to play from the time when a procedure is launched in Parliament and until its conclusion. In addition, it carries out a number of functions on behalf of the President.

The Directorate-General is mainly responsible for:

  • work associated with Parliament’s political activities involving the organisation of, and the follow-up to, the plenary sittings, receipt and referral of legislative proposals and other documents, Members’ activities, Tabling Desk, Plenary Records and Members' administration, trough the work of the Directorate for the Plenary;
  • assisting Members with the drafting of legislative texts and amendments and, under the responsibility of the President, carrying out the legal-linguistic finalisation of acts, through the work of the Directorate for Legislative Acts;
  • inter-parliamentary cooperation, COSAC, IPEX, ECPRD and bilateral relations with national parliaments, through the work of the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments;
  • other essential aspects of running a large organisation, such as Protocol and the Official Mail Unit.
Markus Winkler
Director-General

Markus Winkler

CURRICULUM VITAE

10 July 1969, D-Mannheim


EDUCATION:
January 1995 - October 1996: Master of Arts, Political Science, German Philology,
September 1990 - April 1992: University of Mannheim, Germany

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
October 1996 - January 2003 Parliamentary Assistant to Martin Schulz, MEP
February 2003 - June 2004 Official, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Security, Bonn
July 2004 - February 2011 Head of the Leader's Office, S&D Group in the European Parliament
March 2011 - January 2012 Director for Relations with the Political Groups, European Parliament
January 2012 - March 2014 Head of President's Cabinet, European Parliament (first mandate of Martin Schulz)
April 2014 - July 2014 Director-General, DG Presidency, European Parliament
July 2014 - August 2016 Head of President's Cabinet, European Parliament (second mandate of Martin Schulz)
September 2016 - Director-General, DG Presidency, European Parliament
Novembre 2016 - Deputy Secretary-General, European Parliament
 

Organisation

Director (acting): Maria GANDOLFO
Directorate A

Director (acting): Maria GANDOLFO

Directorate for the Plenary
Director: Ellen ROBSON
Directorate B

Director: Ellen ROBSON

Directorate for Legislative Acts
Director: Katrin RUHRMANN
Directorate C

Director: Katrin RUHRMANN

Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments
Director: Nikolas LANE
Directorate D

Director: Nikolas LANE

Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative Coordination
 
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Luxembourg
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Strasbourg
1, avenue du Président Robert
Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
Central Switchboard
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