Andreas Schwab

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Andreas Schwab
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Andreas Schwab
(1973-04-09) 9 April 1973 (age 43)
Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political party  German:
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party (EPP)
Alma mater University of Freiburg,
Sciences Po,
University of Wales

Andreas Schwab (born 9 April 1973, Rottweil) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Baden-Württemberg. He is a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.[1] Since 2009, he has been Of Counsel with CMS Hasche Sigle.[2]

Member of the European Parliament, 2004–present[edit]

Schwab serves on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), where he deals with network and information security.[3] He is the European People's Party Group’s coordinator on the committee.

From 2010 to 2011, Schwab drafted the European Parliament’s report on the EU Consumer Rights Directive.[4] As shadow rapporteur, he has issued opinions on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (2015) and on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy (2015). In 2014, he co-sponsored (with Ramon Tremosa) a non-binding bill before the European Parliament calling on the European Commission to consider separating Google’s search-engine business from its other commercial activities to ensure fair competition on the internet.[5][6] He currently leads the European Parliament’s negotiating team on internet platform regulation in Europe.[7]

In addition, Schwab serves as a member of the European Parliament's Sky and Space Intergroup (SSI)[8] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Biodiversity, Countryside, Hunting and Recreational Fisheries.[9]

Other activities[edit]