Peter Gauweiler (born June 22, 1949 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German politician, and a member of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) in the German Bundestag, where he represents Munich South. Since 2006, Gauweiler has been the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Foreign cultural and educational policies of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag. From 1990 to 1994, he was Bavarian State Minister for Regional Development and Environment.
In 2008, Gauweiler challenged the German ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, claiming the treaty unconstitutional. Gauweiler launched a similar challenge to the European Constitution in 2005, but after its failure the Constitutional Court made no ruling and a presidential signature was never given.
- No Success for Peter Gauweiler's applications against the ratification of the EU Constitution, Press Release No 35/2005 dated April 28, 2005. (via Law Web Saarbrücken), April 28, 2005.
- "the tap: German Lisbon Ratification Also Uncertain". The-tap.blogspot.com. June 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
- Peter Gauweiler, personal website
- Dr. Peter Gauweiler, CDU/CSU, German Bundestag
- Dr. Peter Gauweiler Dr. Peter Gauweiler, Official Facebook fan page
- Germany's Lisbon Treaty Ruling: Brussels Put Firmly in the Back Seat Spiegel International article on how Dr. Peter Gauweiler has persuaded Germany's highest court to restrict the scope and implementation of the Lisbon Treaty.
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