Hiltrud Breyer with Carl Schlyter on the background.
|Member of the European Parliament|
1989 – 2009
22 August 1957 |
Saarbrücken, West Germany
|Political party||Alliance '90/The Greens|
|Alma mater||Saarland University|
Hiltrud Breyer (born 22 August 1957) is a German politician and former Member of the European Parliament with the German Green Party, part of the European Greens and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and its Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
- Studied political science in Saarbrücken and Berlin
- Founding member of the Greens
- posts include Regional Executive Spokeswoman for the Greens in Saarland
- Former Member of the Mandelbachtal Municipal Council
- 1989–2009: Member of the European Parliament
- Founding member of 'Gen-ethisches Netzwerk' (genetic ethics network)
In 2008, German television station RTL reported about members of the European Parliament—including Breyer—who signed the attendance register on Friday mornings to receive the EP's daily allowance of 284 Euro before leaving Strasbourg immediately for the weekend. Breyer later denied these allegations.
- Expense Allowance Abuse by MEPs on YouTube, Hiltrud Breyer appears from 3:40 to 4:17 (Mirror).
- ""Spesenritter und Abzocker" – Ein neues Image muss her", Focus, May 27, 2009.
- Hartlieb, Jutta (27 May 2009), "Europaparlament: EU-Abgeordnete bekämpfen ihr schlechtes Image", Agence France-Presse (in German).
- Personal profile of Hiltrud Breyer in the European Parliament's database of members
- Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (German)
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