Jan-Christoph Oetjen

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Jan-Christoph Oetjen
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1978-02-21) 21 February 1978 (age 43)
Rotenburg an der Wümme, West Germany
Political party
Alma materUniversity of Hannover

Jan-Christoph Oetjen (born 21 February 1978 in Rotenburg an der Wümme) is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Oetjen studied economics at the University of Hannover.

Political career[edit]

Oetjen joined the FDP in 1995. He first became a member of the Lower Saxon Landtag in the 2003 state elections, and was subsequently re-elected three times. From 2003 until 2011, he served as his parliamentary group's spokesperson on agriculture policy.

In October 2018, Oetjen was elected candidate for the 2019 European elections by his party. He has since been serving as vice-chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. In addition to his committee assignments, he is part of the Parliament's delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Oetjen is married to a French woman. The couple has two daughters.[2]

Other activities[edit]

  • Sparkasse Rotenburg-Osterholz, Member of the Supervisory Board


  1. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  2. ^ Gabriele Bode (March 28, 2019), Europa ist ihm eine Herzensangelegenheit Nordwest-Zeitung.