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Bernd LANGE Bernd LANGE
Bernd LANGE

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Vice-Chair

Germany - Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Germany)

Date of birth : , Oldenburg

Curriculum vitae Bernd LANGE

Original version : DE


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

Strasbourg