Angelika Niebler

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Angelika Niebler
Angelika Niebler MEP, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1963-02-18) 18 February 1963 (age 52)
Munich, Bavaria
Nationality German
Political party  German:
Christian Social Union
European People's Party
Spouse(s) Michael Niebler (m. 1995)
Alma mater Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich,
University of Geneva,
University of Edinburgh
Occupation Lawyer
Video Statement (English) / (German)

Angelika Niebler (née Rupertseder; born 18 February 1963) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria and the Member of the Bureau of the European People's Party.


  • 1988: First state law examination
  • 1991: Second state law examination
  • 1992: Doctor of law, dissertation: Der Einsatz einer Expertensystemshell im Gesetzgebungsverfahren (English: "The use of expert systems in legislative procedure")


  • since 1991: Lawyer in Munich
  • since 1995: Member of the Upper Bavaria CSU district executive (since 2011 under the leadership of Ilse Aigner)
  • since 1999: Chairman of the Women's Union of Upper Bavaria district and member of the Land executive of the Women's Union in Bavaria
  • since 1999: Congress delegate and member of the executive, European People's Party
  • since 1996: Member of Ebersberg district council

Member of the European Parliament, 1999–present[edit]

Since 1999, Niebler has been a Member of the European Parliament, where she has since served as the CDU/CSU Group parliamentary business manager in the EPP-ED Group at the European Parliament, and as member of the CDU/CSU Group and EPP-ED Group Executive.

Niebler sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and its Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. She is a substitute for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and a member of the Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen.

Between 2007 and 2009, Niebler served as chairwoman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy; she was later replaced by Herbert Reul.[1] In 2006, she was the author of the industry committee’s report on the seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development, totalling €50.5 billion.[2] From 2010 to 2012, she led the European Parliament’s negotiations on overhauling European Union roaming regulations.[3]

In early 2014, the CSU chose Niebler to be the party list’s number 2 for the 2014 European elections, following Markus Ferber.[4] She later replaced Ferber as leader of the CSU MEPs after the party’s poor showing in the elections.[5] In 2015, Bavaria's Minister President Horst Seehofer nominated Niebler as one of his deputies in the office of CSU chairman, making her part of the party’s leadership.

Other activities[edit]

  • Alfons Goppel Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants, Patron
  • European Energy Forum (EEF), Member
  • European Internet Foundation, Member of the Steering Committee
  • German European Security Association (GESA), Founding Member
  • German Women Lawyers Association (DJB), Member
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation, Member of the Executive Board
  • Max Planck Society, Member of the Senate
  • Metabion International AG, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Technische Universität München, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • ZDF, Ex-officio Member of the Television Board (since 2000)


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