Birgit Collin-Langen

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Birgit Collin-Langen
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
17 March 2012
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born (1956-09-04) 4 September 1956 (age 60)
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Political party  German
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party

Birgit Collin-Langen (born 4 September 1956) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. She is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.

She served as the mayor of Bingen am Rhein from 1996 to 2012.[1] In March 2012, she took her seat in the European Parliament for Rhineland-Palatinate in place of Kurt Lechner, who had resigned his seat due to age.[2] On June 18, 2015, she resigned from a secondary employment as a member of an advisory committee for the energy company RWE after criticism from LobbyControl on the publication day of a study[3] that had been published by Lobby Control in collaboration with Corporate Europe Observatory and Friends of the Earth Europe. Criticism aimed at her advocating for RWE-friendly positions in the EPCEPHFS.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Verabschiedung der Oberbürgermeisterin Birgit Collin-Langen" (in German). Bingen am Rhein. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Neue deutsche MdEP: Birgit Collin-Langen" (in German). Netzwerk Europäische Bewegung Deutschland. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Whose Representatives? MEPs on the industry payroll, A report by Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl. Written and researched by Rachel Tansey. Contributions from Paul de Clerck, Olivier Hoedeman and Nina Katzemich, June 2015, accessed on 22nd of June 2015
  4. ^ "Nach Kritik von LobbyControl: Birgit Collin-Langen verlässt RWE-Beirat" (in German). 18 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nach Kritik verlässt Collin-Langen RWE-Beirat" (in German). LobbyControl. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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