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Helmut Kuhne

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Helmut Kuhne (born 6 September 1949, in Soest) is a German politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1994 until 2009. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Socialist Group.

During his time in parliament, Kuhne sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was also a member of the Delegation for relations with the United States.



  • 1974-1994: Worked at Lippstadt Protestant Grammar School and in various adult education establishments, latterly as research assistant at the Regional Institute for School and Further Education, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Soest
  • Since October 2000, taught intermittently at the Faculty for Social Sciences, Ruhr University, Bochum
  • 1974-1978: Chairman of the Young Socialists, Western Westphalia district
  • 1978-2000: Member of the Western Westphalia SPD District Executive
  • 1984-1994: Member of Soest District Council
  • 1991-1999: Member of the WDR Broadcasting Council

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