Daniel Caspary

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Daniel Caspary
Daniel Caspary (Martin Rulsch) 2.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
20 July 2004
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born (1976-04-04) 4 April 1976 (age 41)
Karlsruhe, Germany
Political party  German:
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
Alma mater University of Karlsruhe
Website www.caspary.de
Video Introduction (English) / (German)

Daniel Caspary (born 4 April 1976) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Caspary was born in 1976 in Karlsruhe, Germany. After serving in the federal German armed forces as first lieutenant in the reserve, he studied Technical economics at the University of Karlsruhe.[2] Alongside his studies he worked as assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union’s parliamentary group in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Peter Hauk. After graduating in 2002, he went on to work for J.P. Morgan in Frankfurt and London, and as an authorized representative of MVV Energy AG, Mannheim.[3]

Political career[edit]

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

Caspary was elected to the European Parliament in the 2004 elections, and since 2009 has been Coordinator of the EPP Group in the Committee on International Trade.[4] As shadow rapporteur, he has issued opinions on the Georgia–European Union Association Agreement (2014), the Moldova–European Union Association Agreement (2014) and on the general budget of the EU for the financial year 2015 (2014).

Since 2015, Caspary has been the co-chair of the European People’s Party (EPP) Trade Ministers Meeting, alongside Irish trade minister Richard Bruton.[5]

Role in national politics[edit]

Within the CDU in Baden-Württemberg, Caspary has been serving as deputy of chairman Thomas Strobl since 2017.[6] In the negotiations to form a coalition government with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Green Party following the 2017 national elections, he is part of the 19-member delegation of the CDU.

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Caspary is married and is father of two children.[7] He plays the piano and the saxophone.[8]


  1. ^ "Parliamentary profile". Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Speakers: Daniel Caspary European Raw Materials Conference, Brussels, March 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Speakers: Daniel Caspary European Raw Materials Conference, Brussels, March 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Speakers: Daniel Caspary European Raw Materials Conference, Brussels, March 1, 2011.
  5. ^ EPP launches Trade Ministerial Meeting; TTIP tops the agenda European People’s Party (EPP), press release of 7 May 2015.
  6. ^ Maria Wetzel (September 9, 2017), Südwest-CDU: Dämpfer für Strobl Stuttgarter Zeitung.
  7. ^ Personal website - Daniel Caspary
  8. ^ Ryan Heath (March 9, 2017), The 40 MEPs who matter in 2017: #25 Daniel Caspary Politico Europe.