Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl

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Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl
MEP for Lower Saxony
MEP of European Parliment Dr. Quisthoudt-Rowohl
Quisthoudt-Rowohl 2010
Member of the European Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
1989
Constituency Lower Saxony
Quaestor and Board Member
In office
1999–2007
Member of Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Incumbent
Assumed office
1989
Executive Committee Member of the CDU for Lower Saxony
In office
1990–2014
National Board Member for the CDU
In office
1994–2012
National Board Member of the Frauen Union for the CDU
In office
1990–1996
Personal details
Born Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl
(1947-07-18) 18 July 1947 (age 67)
Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Nationality German/Belgian
Political party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) (1989–present)
Other political
affiliations
European People's Party (EPP) (1989-Present)
Spouse(s) Married
Children 4
Residence Hildesheim
Alma mater Katholieke Universiteit Leuven PhD in Physical Cemestry
Occupation Politician
Profession Professor
Website http://www.quisthoudt-rowohl.de

Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl (born 18 June 1947, Etterbeek, Belgium) is a German politician and a Member of the European Parliament for Lower Saxony (since 1989) and a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the European People's Party (EPP).

She focuses on international trade and foreign affairs.[1] She committed herself to helping companies by cutting back EU regulations and by fighting against discriminating economic rules from non-EU-countries. She is an expert in research funding[2] and particularly committed to children's rights and democratization.

Education and career[edit]

Quisthoudt-Rowohl studied Chamistry at University of Leuven. After graduating, she did research in chemistry from 1972 to 1973 as a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen from 1972 to 1973 and afterwards received her PhD ScD in physical chemistry.[3]

From 1974 to 1978 she continued researching at the Hannover Medical School.[4] From 1979 to 1989 she served as Akademische Rätin of the University of Hildesheim.[4] There she worked as an academic employee at the institute for applied glottology, from 1979-1988, and from 1988 to 1989 she was an academic council at the institute for applied glottology. Since 2002, she has been teaching at its Institute of Social Sciences,[5][6] where on 6 March 2009, she became a professor at the department of education and social sciences.[3][7] She gave inter alia guest lectures at the University of Kaliningrad, at the European Business School and at Harvard University.

Political Career[edit]

Quisthoudt-Rowohl takes part of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Germany and actively works in politics in Lower-Saxony, Germany, and the European Union since the end of the 80's.

Germany[edit]

In 1990 Quisthoudt-Rowohl was a CDU board member in Lower-Saxony. From 1994 to 2012 she was national board member for the CDU. She is counted as one of the principal supporters Angela Merkel's bid for Chancellorship in 2004. From 1990 to 1996 she was a national board member of the Frauen Union for the CDU. She was assistant member of the European committee of the German Bundestag. From 2005 to 2009 she was the leader of the city association CDU in Hildesheim. [3][8] From 1990 to 1996 she served on the national board of the Frauen Union,[3]

European Parliament[edit]

Quisthoudt-Rowohl with Angela Merkel

Since 1989 she has been a member of the European Parliament where she is one of the senior deputies for the CDU in the European Parliament with Elmar Brok and Karl-Heinz Florenz. She was a member of the executive board (Quaestor) from 1997 to 2007[3][9] and was a member of the board of the EPP.

The international organisation Transparency International awarded Quisthoudt-Rowohl in line of the Integrity Watch Program with best mark of 0 at the External Activity Indicator. Being present at 85% of the plenary sittings she is one of the front-runners in the EPP-group.[10]

As member of the Committee on International Trade, she advocated European car manufacturers against dumping prices of aluminium rims by Chinese manufacturers.[11][12] At her request, the committee decided to criticize Turkey urgently because Turkey still does not allow Cyprus to export goods to Turkey. Further, Turkey should ratify the Ankara Protocol as soon as possible. Finally she urged Turkey to enforce copyrights effectively and so to stop brand piracy.[13] Quisthoudt-Rowohl holds the European ban on incandescent lamps for patronizing and undemocratic, because the parliament and the public were not involved.[14] Ms Quisthoudt-Rowohl was also involved in the ceilings for the mobile phone fees in the EU.[15]

She wants to strengthen small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by increasing participation in international trade and by an intensification of relations to the USA.[14] She was involved in a new energy agreement between Russia and the EU.[16][17]

Quisthoudt-Rowohl was formally a member of the Committee on Development. There, she brought European student exchanges and projects to promote democracy in China and India on the way (since 2010).[18] In 1999 she enusured that the Commission gave higher priority to children's rights.[19] Quisthoudt-Rowohl works on the implementation of the Gender-Mainstreaming, in particular she speaks up for boys and young men to end their current discriminiation.[20] In 2003 she suggested a review of the use of EU funds for the Palestinian Authority, to ensure that the money is not wasted for corruption or funding of terrorist groups.[21]

From 1994 to 1999, Quisthoudt-Rowohl was Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Research and Technology.[22][23] 2005 she initiated the first talks between European institutes for oceanography and the European Parliament to discuss the rapidly advancing climate change, global sea level rise, marine resources, the increasing threat and damage from tsunamis, earthquakes and extreme weather events and the continuing destruction of the marine environment in order to discuss sustainable use and work on a consensus on priorities for future research.[24]

In 2011 she proposed changes to the Parliament's international trade committees (INTA) guidelines for the rights of foreign investors under future EU trade deals that were said to be in line with industry demands.[25]

Committee assignments and Delegations[edit]

MEP Quisthoudt-Rowohl's Election Poster

Committees

1981-1991 European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Member)[26][27]

1991-1999 European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Chairman)[28][29]

1991-1999 Speaker for research and innovation politics in the EPP-group

1989-1999 Committee for Commerce and Currency (Assistant Member)

2004-2007 European Parliament Committee on Development (Assistant Member)

2004-Today European Parliament Committee on International Trade (Member)

2007-2009 European Parliament Committee on International Trade (Assistant Chairwoman))

2009-2014 European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (Member)

2009-2014 European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (Assistant Member)

Today


Delegations 2009-2014

Delegation for relations with the United States (Assistant member)

Delegation for the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (speaker of the EPP-group)

Delegation for relations with the countries of Andean community (Member)

Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. (Member)

2012-2014

Surveillance group for trade relations between Australia and New Zealand (Chairwoman)

Today

  • Delegation for relations with Canada (First Vice Chair)
  • Delegation for relations with India (Deputy Member)

Worldwide[edit]

At the invitation of the "German Conference at Harvard" (USA) Dr. Quisthoudt spoke on the German people. She spoke of length on how to endure the pluralism of modern society and hold on to the German identity with Europe's identity for explanation. [30]

Personal life[edit]

Professor Quisthoudt-Rowohl is married and has four adult children. She lives in Hildesheim in Lower-Saxony. Quisthoudt-Rowohl is chairman of the advisory board of the Hildesheim Episcopal Foundation "Gemeinsam für das Leben"(German: Together for life).[31] She is decorated with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.[5] Quisthoudt-Rowohl is a native Dutch and French Speaker as well as completely fluent in German, she can also speak English and Italian.

Academic literature[edit]

  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl; Benjamin Fairbrother: Europäische Handelspolitik: von Rom bis Lissabon. Berlin : Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2010, ISBN 978-3-941904-28-6
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Bericht über die Wirtschafts- und Handelsbeziehungen zwischen der EU und Russland In: Berichte des Europäischen Parlaments. Europäisches Parlament, 2007 (Deutsch und Englisch)
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Politik für ein innovatives Europa. In: Günter Rinsche, Ingo Friedrich: Weichenstellung für das 21. Jahrhundert: Erfordernisse und Perspektiven der europäischen Integration. Böhlau, 1998, ISBN 3-412-14297-2, ISBN 978-3-412-14297-1
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Europäische Forschungspolitik. In: Günter Rinsche, Ingo Friedrich: Europa als Auftrag: die Politik deutscher Christdemokraten im Europäischen Parlament 1957-1997 : von den Römischen Verträgen zur politischen Union. Böhlau, 1997, ISBN 3-412-00897-4, ISBN 978-3-412-00897-0, p. 171 ff.
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl; Ingo Beckedarf: Europäische Forschungspolitik. In: Europa zwischen Alltag und Vision: neun Beiträge von Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments und ein Szenario aus dem dritten Jahrtausend. Bloch, 1996, ISBN 3-929686-04-X, ISBN 978-3-929686-04-3, p. 169-184
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Bericht zur Mitteilung der Kommission über die Perspektiven für die wissenschaftlich-technische Zusammenarbeit mit den Neuen Unabhängigen Staaten. Europäisches Parlament, 1995
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Spezifisches Programm für Forschung, technologische Entwicklung und Demonstration im Bereich fortgeschrittener Kommunikationstechnologien und -dienste. Europäisches Parlament, 1994
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Spezifisches Programm für Forschung, technologische Entwicklung und Demonstration im Bereich fortgeschrittener Kommunikationstechnologien und -dienste. Europäisches Parlament, 1994
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Bericht: über den Vorschlag der Kommission für einen Beschluß des Rates über die Bereitstellung zusätzlicher Mittel für das Dritte Gemeinschaftliche Rahmenprogramm im Bereich der Forschung und technologischen Entwicklung. Europäisches Parlament, 1992
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Der Umgang mit Briten und anderen exoten. Erfahrungen aus dem Europa-Parlament. In: Jürgen Beneke: Kultur, Mentalität, Nationale Identität. Bonn, Dümmler 1992, ISBN 3-427-63111-7, p. 7–13
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Empfehlung des Ausschusses für Energie, Forschung und Technologie betreffend den Gemeinsamen Standpunkt des Rates im Hinblick auf die Annahme einer Entscheidung über die Verbreitung und Nutzung der Kenntnisse aus den spezifischen Programmen der Gemeinschaft für Forschung und technologische Entwicklung. Europäisches Parlament, 1992
  • Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl: Bericht des Ausschusses für Energie, Forschung und Technologie über den Vorschlag der Kommission für eine Entscheidung des Rates über die Verbreitung und Nutzung der Kenntnisse aus spezifischen Programmen der Gemeinschaft für Forschung und technologische Entwicklung. Europäisches Parlament, 1991

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schwerpunkte" (in German). Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl. Archived from the original on 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  2. ^ Ottmar Berbalk: Brüssel steckt Milliarden-Subventionen in die Forschung, viel Geld fließt in dubiose Projekte. In: Focus August 6., 2001, p. 174 (German).
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mentorein: Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl". Mentoring in Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft (in German). 2011-02-22. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl". Arbeitsbericht der CDU/CSU-Gruppe im Europäischen Parlament 2007 - 2008; CDU/CSU-Gruppe im Europäischen Parlament (in German). 2008-10-31. p. 96. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Votevatch". Votewatch.eu. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  6. ^ CDU-Frau ist jetzt Professorin: Uni ehrt Europaabgeordnete Quisthoudt-Rowohl in Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung vom 7. März 2009.
  7. ^ "Universität Hildesheim | Kommunikation und Medien | Artikel". Uni-hildesheim.de. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  8. ^ Oskar Niedermayer: Die Parteien nach der Bundestagswahl 2002. VS Verlag 2003, ISBN 3-8100-3722-2, ISBN 978-3-8100-3722-0, p. 74.
  9. ^ cs - čeština. "Tagungswoche - 20-07-2004(s)". Europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  10. ^ http://www.cdu-peine.de/mandate/euparlament/eu-kommunal10_2011.pdf
  11. ^ Inquiry 2010-07-26 to the commission.
  12. ^ Inquiry 2010-7-26 to the council.
  13. ^ "Erweiterung und Nachbarn". EurActiv.de. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  14. ^ a b Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl, MdEP (2009-02-16). "Infobrief 2/2009". cdu-peine.de (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  15. ^ "PROTOKOLL DER SITZUNG VOM 15. JULI 2009". eur-lex.europa.eu (in German). 2010-02-25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  16. ^ "Fondation Robert Schuman". robert-schuman.eu (in German). 2007-05-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  17. ^ Committee on International Trade (2007-05-12). "Time to relaunch energy dialogue with Russia". europarl.europa.eu (in German). Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  18. ^ Angelika Niebler: Plenarsitzung des Europäischen Parlaments in Straßburg 18.-21. Oktober 2010.
  19. ^ Europäisches Parlament: Betrifft: Zehnter Jahrestag des Übereinkommens über die Rechte des Kindes vom 10. November 2009.
  20. ^ cs - čeština (2006-12-08). "Schriftliche Anfrage - Unzureichende Förderung von Jungen und jungen Männern - E-0127/2007". Europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  21. ^ cs - čeština (2002-06-17). "Mündliche Anfrage mit Aussprache - EU-Gelder an Palästinensische Autonomiebehörde - O-0001/2003". Europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  22. ^ Christian de Fouloy: The European Strasbourg register 1994. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1994, ISBN 0-7923-2726-8, ISBN 978-0-7923-2726-4, p. 93.
  23. ^ The European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 1999. Routledge, 1999, ISBN 1-85743-056-5, ISBN 978-1-85743-056-1, p. 322.
  24. ^ "IFM-GEOMAR: 051020". Ifm-geomar.de. 2005-10-20. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  25. ^ "Investment Rights Stifle Democracy". truth-out.org; Corporate Europe Observatory (in German). 2011-05-05. Archived from the original on 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-05. EPP members Daniel Caspary, Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl (both Germany), Christofer Fjellner (Sweden) and Emilio Menéndez del Valle from the Socialists and Democrats (Spain) have also proposed changes that are strikingly in line with industry demands. 
  26. ^ Christian de Fouloy: The European Strasbourg register 1994. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1994, ISBN 0-7923-2726-8, ISBN 978-0-7923-2726-4, S. 93.
  27. ^ The European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 1999. Routledge, 1999, ISBN 1-85743-056-5, ISBN 978-1-85743-056-1, S. 322.
  28. ^ Christian de Fouloy: The European Strasbourg register 1994. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1994, ISBN 0-7923-2726-8, ISBN 978-0-7923-2726-4, S. 93.
  29. ^ The European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 1999. Routledge, 1999, ISBN 1-85743-056-5, ISBN 978-1-85743-056-1, S. 322.
  30. ^ Tilman C. Dette: Auftritt in Harvard. In: Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung vom 9. März 2011, Seite 16.
  31. ^ http://www.gemeinsam-fuer-das-leben.de/ueber-die-stiftung/stiftungsbeirat

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