Alexandra Thein (born 5 October 1963 in Bochum) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Free Democratic Party of Germany and a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe parliamentary faction. She grew up in Saarland, studied law in Saarbrücken and Geneva, and has been working as a lawyer and notary in her home city of Berlin for 20 years. She entered politics with her first run for public office in 2009, when she was elected to the European Parliament.
She sits in the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs as a member and in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs as a substitute member. She is a member of the Delegations for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council and with Iraq and a substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan.
Her endorsement of the 2013 elections in Azerbaijan, judged to be fraudulent by professional election observation bodies, has been criticized by independent commentators. According to her disclosure form, Thein took part in this election observation as part of a trip organized by a pro-Azerbaijan lobby group.
- European Stability Initiative (5 November 2013). Disgraced: Azerbaijan and the End of Election Monitoring As We Know It. Berlin/Brussels/Istanbul: ESI. p. 18. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- Alexandra Thein. "European Parliament Disclosure Form". EP Website. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- Official website
- Personal profile of Alexandra Thein in the European Parliament's database of members
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