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Biography

The Secretary-General, Klaus Welle

Born on 3 July 1964 in Beelen, Germany

Studies

Degree in economics from the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Recipient of grants from the Students' Foundation of the German People and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, student sponsorship from the Westdeutsche Landesbank

Professional experience

  • 1984 - 1986 : Banking studies, Westdeutsche Landesbank, Münster
  • 1986 - 1987 : Military service with the Luftwaffe
  • 1991 - 1994 : Head of the European and Foreign Policy Department at the CDU Central Office, Bonn
  • 1994 - 1999 : Secretary-General of the European People's Party (EPP) and the European Union of Christian Democrats (EUCD), Brussels
  • 1999 - 2003 : Secretary-General of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament, Brussels
  • 2004 - 2007 : Director-General for Internal Policies, European Parliament, Brussels
  • 2007 - 2009 : Head of the Cabinet of the President of the European Parliament, Brussels
  • Since 15 March 2009 : Secretary-General of the European Parliament, Luxembourg
 
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Contact the Secretary-General

Brussels - Bruxelles

  • phone : +32 / (0) 2 28 42778
  • fax : +32 / (0) 2 23 11232
  • office : 11B015

Strasbourg

  • phone : +33 / (0) 3 88 1 78778
  • fax : +33 / (0) 3 88 1 79691
  • office : LOWT14053

Luxembourg

  • phone : +352 / 4300 24853
  • fax : +352 / 43 40 72
  • office : KAD 06G005

Roles and functions

Parliament shall be assisted by a Secretary-General appointed by the Bureau.

The Secretary-General shall give a solemn undertaking before the Bureau to perform his duties conscientiously and with absolute impartiality.

The Secretary-General shall head a Secretariat the composition and organisation of which shall be determined by the Bureau.

The Bureau shall decide on the establishment plan of the Secretariat and lay down regulations relating to the administrative and financial situation of officials and other servants.

The Bureau shall also decide on the categories of officials and other servants to which Articles 11 to 13 of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union are to apply wholly or in part.

The President of Parliament shall inform the appropriate institutions of the European Union accordingly.