Axel Voss

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Axel Voss
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Axel Voss (2014)
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1963-04-07) 7 April 1963 (age 52)
Hameln, Germany
Nationality  Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union
Alma mater University of Trier, University of Munich, University of Freiburg
Profession Lawyer
Video Statement (English) / (German)

Axel Voss (born 7 April 1963 in Hameln)[1] is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was elected on the CDU ticket and sits with the European People's Party group.

Education and Private Life[edit]

From 1983 to 1990 Voss studied law at the Universities of Trier, Munich, Freiburg and Paris.[2] In 1990 he took his first Staatsexamen (a German government licensing examination), specialising in European and international law. After a traineeship at the Supreme Provincial Court of Appeal in Koblenz, he finished his second Staatsexamen, specialising in European law and international relations.[2] Beginning in 1994 he worked as a lawyer and was Citizens' adviser of the European Commission at the regional Commission Representation in Bonn.[1] From 2000 to 2009 he taught European affairs at the RheinAhrCampus in Remagen of the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz.[2]

Voss is married and has two daughters.[3]

Political career[edit]

Voss is a member of the German CDU and was chair of the Bonn affiliation from 2004 to 2009. Since 2005 he has been deputy district chair of the CDU in the Middle Rhine area.[4][5]

In 2009 Voss 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.[1] In addition he is a substitute to the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Petitions and the Delegation for relations with the Mercosur countries.[1]

In 2014, when Edward Snowden testified before the European Parliament, Voss implied that Snowden had endangered innocents' lives and potentially collaborated with terrorists as well as the Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "MEP profile: Axel Voss". European Parliament. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Voss, Axel. "Professional Information of Axel Voss". Homepage (in German). Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Voss, Axel. "Personal Information of Axel Voss". Homepage (in German). Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Weber, Gerrit (6 December 2005). "Breuer mit großer Mehrheit im Amt bestätigt" (in German). CDU MIttelrhein. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Weber, Gerrit (16 November 2009). "Röttgen mit großer Mehrheit zum CDU-Bezirkschef gewählt" (in German). CDU MIttelrhein. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edward Snowden delivers testimony to the European Parliament" (PDF). Free Snowden: The Courage Foundation. 2014. pp. 10–11. Archived from the original on March 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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