Frank Engel (politician)

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Frank Engel (born May 10, 1975) is a Member of the European Parliament from Luxembourg.[1] He is a member of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) in Luxembourg and of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament. He is also Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Background[edit]

Frank Engel completed his primary and secondary education in Diekirch, Luxembourg. He studied law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and received a maîtrise in private law from the Université de Metz. During his studies he became a member of the national committee of CSJ, the youth wing of CSV and was the president of several youth organisations, such as the National Union of Students, the National Youth Council and the European Federation of Christian Democrat Students (United Students for Europe).[2]

After working as an independent consultant, he became the Editor in chief of CODEX, which is a website offering legal information. In 1999 he joined Jacques Santer's cabinet in the European Parliament and in 2001 he became the Secretary General of the CSV parliamentary group. He held the position until 2009, when he stood for the European elections for the first time and was elected to the European Parliament.

Politics[edit]

Frank Engel is the youngest MEP from his country and the head of the Luxembourgish EPP delegation.

At the European Parliament, he participates in the following committees:

  • Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) - member
  • Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) - substitute member
  • Committee on the Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM) - substitute member

He is also active in the following delegations:

  • Delegation for Relations with the Pan-African Parliament - member
  • Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly - member
  • Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula - substitute member

Previously, he has been a member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (CRIS) and of the Special Committee on the Policy Challenges and Budgetary Resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013 (SURE).

He has written three books on European issues: the 'Europa in der großen Krise Ein Drama in drei Akten' ('Europe in the Great Crisis - A Drama in Three Acts') in 2009,[3] 'Die Schulden überwinden - Ein Haushalt für den Euro' ('Overcome the debt - A budget for the euro') in 2012 [4] and 'Projet de Manifeste pour les États-Unis d'Europe' ('Manifesto for a United States of Europe') in 2013.[5]

Since 2006 he is the Honorary Consul of Armenia to Luxembourg.[6] He has also contributed to the book "Europe's Next Avoidable War: Nagorno-Karabakh" with the chapter "The Karabakh Dilemma: Right to Self-Determination, Imperative of Territorial Integrity, or a Caucasian New Deal?".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank ENGEL". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mr Frank Engel MEP". Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Europa in der großen Krise". Frank Engel (in German). Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ein Haushalt für den Euro". Frank Engel (in German). Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "L’eurodéputé Frank Engel a présenté à Luxembourg son "projet de manifeste pour les Etats-Unis d’Europe", un texte dont l’ambition est de poser le débat sur une réforme fédéraliste de l’Union européenne qu’il juge nécessaire". Europaforum (in French). 11 March 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Grand-Duchée de Luxembourg". Ambassade de la République d'Arménie en Belgique. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Europe's Next Avoidable War: Nagorno-Karabakh". Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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