|Axel Voss (2014)|
|Member of the European Parliament|
7 April 1963 |
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||University of Trier, University of Munich, University of Freiburg|
Education and Private Life
From 1983 to 1990 Axel Voss studied law at the Universities of Trier, Munich, Freiburg and Paris. In 1990 he got his first Staatsexamen (a German government licensing examination) specialising on European and international law. After a traineeship at the Supreme Provincial Court of Appeal in Koblenz he finished his second Staatsexamen specialising on European law and international relations. From 1994 he worked as a lawyer and was Citizens' adviser of the European Commission at the regional Commission Representation in Bonn. From 2000 to 2009 he taught European affairs at the RheinAhrCampus in Remagen of the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz.
Axel Voss is married and has two daughters.
In 2009 he was elected to the European Parliament. He is member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee and the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. In addition he is a substitute to the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Petitions and the Delegation for relations with the Mercosur countries.
In 2014, he was a member of the Civil Liberties (LIBE) Committee of the European Parliament when Edward Snowden was called for his witness testimony. During the Q&A session, he implied that Snowden had endangered innocents' lives, potentially collaborated with terrorist as well as the Russian, and the Chinese intelligence agencies.
- "MEP profile: Axel Voss". European Parliament. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
- Voss, Axel. "Professional Information of Axel Voss". Homepage (in German). Retrieved 8 November 2010.
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- Weber, Gerrit (6 December 2005). "Breuer mit großer Mehrheit im Amt bestätigt" (in German). CDU MIttelrhein. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
- Weber, Gerrit (16 November 2009). "Röttgen mit großer Mehrheit zum CDU-Bezirkschef gewählt" (in German). CDU MIttelrhein. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
- "Edward Snowden delivers testimony to the European Parliament". Free Snowden: The Courage Foundation. 2014. pp. 10–11. Archived from the original on
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