|Member of the European Parliament|
24 October 1964 |
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||FH Aachen|
Education and Private Life
She joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 1990. Since 2001 she is a member of CDU Regional Executive Committee of North Rhine-Westphalia and since 2002 member of the Regional Executive Committee of the CDU Municipal Policy Association (KPV).
From 1994 to 2009 she was member of the city council of Aachen. From 1999 to 2009 she was mayor of Aachen and member of the Euregio Council. In 2009 she was elected to the European Parliament. There she is member of the Committee on Culture and Education and the Delegation for relations with South Africa. In addition she is substitute on the Committee on Regional Development and the Delegation for relations with Iran.