Personal Information
(05/05/1966 - )
Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik 1
11011 - Berlin
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Member's roles in the PACE
Membership of political groups:
Group of the European People's Party (27/01/2014 - ) (Vice-Chairperson)
Group of the European People's Party (25/01/2010 - 26/01/2014) (Member)
Assembly Member:
since 25/01/2010  (Representative)
from 23/01/2006 to 25/01/2010 (Substitute)
Working language: English
MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s):
Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee
Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee)
Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly
Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee
Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize
Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize
Alternate of: Ms Herlind GUNDELACH in the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development)
Alternate of: Mr Michael HENNRICH in the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media)
Alternate of: Mr Jürgen HARDT in the Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage )
Author / Rapporteur
21/03/2014 Improving user protection and security in cyberspace (Doc. 13451 | Report)
15/09/2011 The functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia (Doc. 12710 | Report)
24/09/2010 The activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2009-2010 (Doc. 12360 | Contribution)
11/02/2008 Realising the full potential of e-learning for education and training (Doc. 11523 | Report)
15/04/2014 Council of Europe Development Bank strategy (Doc. 13497 | Motion for a resolution)
09/04/2014 The status of immediate past presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly in the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (Doc. 13487 | Motion for a resolution)
08/04/2014 Dialogue to find a durable and peaceful solution (Doc. 13479 | Written declaration)
08/04/2014 Respect for ethics and transparency in the election of the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe (Doc. 13485 | Motion for a recommendation)
07/04/2014 Protest against the death penalty for activists of the Muslim Brotherhood (Doc. 13474 | Written declaration)
31/03/2014 Implementation of resolutions on the humanitarian consequences of the war between Russia and Georgia: five years after (Doc. 13422 | Motion for a resolution)
21/03/2014 Credentials of the Russian Delegation (Doc. 13457 | Motion for a resolution)
20/03/2014 Parliamentary co-operation with Kazakhstan (Doc. 13447 | Motion for a resolution)
20/03/2014 Intellectual property rights in the digital era (Doc. 13448 | Motion for a resolution)
30/01/2014 Legalisation of euthanasia for children in Belgium (Doc. 13414 | Written declaration)
11/12/2013 Freedom of religion and religious practices (Doc. 13364 | Motion for a resolution)
11/12/2013 Europe must be based on economically viable regions - Effective local self-government for member States (Doc. 13365 | Motion for a resolution)
12/11/2013 Judicial Corruption: urgent need to implement the Assembly’s proposals (Doc. 13355 | Motion for a resolution)
21/10/2013 Libraries and museums in an era of participatory culture (Doc. 13342 | Motion for a resolution)
21/10/2013 Sport for all: a bridge to equality, integration and social inclusion (Doc. 13340 | Motion for a resolution)
11/10/2013 The right to the family as the fundamental unit of society (Doc. 13259 | Written declaration)
04/10/2013 Pressure exerted by the Russian Federation on Council of Europe member States / Eastern Partnership countries (Doc. 13330 | Motion for a resolution)
01/10/2013 Increasing co-operation against cyberterrorism and other large-scale attacks on the Internet (Doc. 13319 | Motion for a resolution)
04/07/2013 Persecution of Christians and the diminishing of Christian communities in the Muslim world, particularly in Syria (Doc. 13275 | Motion for a resolution)
02/07/2013 Industrial policy in Europe (Doc. 13267 | Written declaration)
02/07/2013 Politically motivated prosecution of opposition members in Georgia (Doc. 13268 | Written declaration)
27/06/2013 Anxiety towards the developments in the region of Transnistria (Doc. 13261 | Written declaration)
26/06/2013 The right to the family as the fundamental unit of society (Doc. 13259 | Written declaration)
18/06/2013 Impunity of perpetrators of crimes committed by totalitarian communist regimes in Europe (Doc. 13234 | Motion for a recommendation)
26/04/2013 Development challenges in Europe’s islands: what follow-up on Resolution 1441 (2005)? (Doc. 13199 | Motion for a resolution)
22/04/2013 The "backbone" to a successful regional democracy (Doc. 13173 | Motion for a resolution)
13/04/2011 Improving user protection and security in cyberspace (Doc. 12585 | Motion for a resolution)
23/01/2007 Information technologies and the traceability of products, particularly food products (Doc. 11152 | Motion for a resolution)
05/10/2006 e-Learning and Schools (Doc. 11068 | Motion for a resolution)