Anja Weisgerber

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Anja Weisgerber
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Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by Michael Glos
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2004 – 2013
Personal details
Born (1976-03-11) 11 March 1976 (age 40)
Schweinfurt, Bavaria
Nationality  Germany
Political party  German:
Christian Social Union
 EU:
European People's Party
Alma mater University of Würzburg
Profession Lawyer

Anja Weisgerber (born 11 March 1976) is a German lawyer and politician. She currently is a member of the German Bundestag for the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, part of the European People's Party. She previously served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Bavaria. In addition to her political work, she serves as of counsel at the Frankfurt office of German law firm GSK Stockmann & Kollegen.

Education and early[edit]

  • 1996–1997: Research assistant to Ulrich Sieber
  • 2000: First state law examination
  • 2001: doctorate in law
  • 2003: second state law examination
  • 2001–2003: Law officer, District Court, and Regional Assembly, Schweinfurt, Lower Franconia Government, Dr Haas Solicitors, Schweinfurt and Price Waterhouse Coopers Veltins, Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Munich
  • since 2004: Lawyer

Political career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

  • 1995–1997: Member of the District Executive of the Schweinfurt Junge Union
  • 1997: Founded Schwebheim Junge Union association
  • since 1997: Vice-Chair of the Schweinfurt Junge Union
  • 1996–1999: District Executive Officer, Lower Franconia Junge Union
  • 1997–1999: Member of the District Executive of the Lower Franconia Junge Union, Chairwoman of the Schwebheim Junge Union
  • Member of the Junge Union Regional Executive
  • head of Bavaria Junge Union environment working group
  • since 2003: Member of the CSU District Executive
  • since 2002: Councillor, Schwebheim

Member of the European Parliament, 2004-2013[edit]

In the 2004 European elections, Weisgerber was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria. Throughout her tenure, she was a member of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. In addition, she served as a substitute member on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs between 2004 and 2009 and on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection between 2006 and 2013. From 2009, she was the co-chairwoman of the informal European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group.

Gerber was also a member of the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (2004-2013) and of the delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt (2009-2013).

In her capacity as member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Gerber issued a report on the 2007 revision of the EU Directive on Air Quality. In a vote in February 2009, an overwhelming majority of MEPs on the committee rejected a resolution drawn up by Weisgerber and fellow German MEP Holger Krahmer, which said the Commission should not ban incandescent light bulbs.[1]

In 2009, the CSU chose Weisgerber to be the party list’s number 3 for the 2009 European elections, following Markus Ferber and Angelika Niebler.[2]

Member of the Bundestag, 2013-present[edit]

Weisgerber has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2013 federal election, when she succeeded Michael Glos as representative of the Schweinfurt/Kitzingen electoral district. She has since been serving on the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and on the Sub-Committee on European Law. In addition, she is a member of the German-French Parliamentary Friendship Group, the German-US Parliamentary Friendship Group and the German-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group.

On the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Weisgerber serves as her parliamentary group’s spokeswoman and as rapporteur on climate change. In the latter capacity, she participated in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Other activities[edit]

  • Federal Foundation of Baukultur, Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2013)
  • Donum Vitae Foundation for Bavaria, Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2015)

Recognition[edit]

  • Medal for Extraordinary Merits for Bavaria in a United Europe (2008)

Personal life[edit]

Weisgerber is a former Bavarian tennis champion.

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