Sven Giegold

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Sven Giegold
Sven Giegold, Gruene NRW LDK Hagen 2009.jpg
Giegold at a Green party convention in March 2009.
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1969-11-17) 17 November 1969 (age 45)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Nationality German
Political party Alliance 90/The Greens
Alma mater University of Birmingham
Profession Economist

Sven Giegold (born 17 November 1969) is a German politician for the Alliance 90/The Greens party and one of the founding members of Attac Germany. He became a member of the Greens only in 2008, and was elected to the European Parliament in the 2009 elections.[1]

Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Giegold grew up in Hanover, Lower Saxony. He enrolled at the University of Lüneburg in 1991 majoring in political science and economics, and later attended the University of Bremen. He earned his Master's degree from the University of Birmingham in 1996.[2] He returned to the University of Bremen to pursue his Ph.D. under supervision of Jörg Huffschmid, but later abandoned his studies in favor of his political career.

Sven Giegold MEP speaking about ‘how to tame the bankers’ at an event held by the Oxford University European Affairs Society in Trinity College, Oxford.

Giegold was one of the 200 founding members of Attac's German branch in 2000 and was one of their most notable activists until 2008.[1][2]


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