Jens Geier

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Jens Geier
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Assumed office
14 July 2009
Personal details
Born (1961-06-22) 22 June 1961 (age 55)
Nationality German
Political party Social Democratic Party of Germany

Jens Geier (born 22 June 1961 in Frankfurt) is a German politician who has served as an MEP for the Social Democratic Party of Germany since 2009.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

After graduating from Ruhr University Bochum in 1989, Geier worked as a research assistant to Social Democrat MEP Detlev Samland.[2][3] From 1992 to 1999 he worked for the executive of the Social Democratic Party, first for the party's leader, Björn Engholm, and then for the deputy leader, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul.[3] Geier stood unsuccessfully for the European Parliament in both 1999 and 2004.[3] He worked as a public relations officer for the North Rhine-Westphalia branch of the SPD from 1999 until 2001.[2] He then spent five years working for Projekt Ruhr GmbH, a regional development agency, before taking up a position at Deloitte in 2006.[2]

Member of the European Parliament, 2009-present[edit]

Geier was elected to the European Parliament at his third attempt in 2009.[2]

In addition, he serves as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime).[4]

Other activities[edit]


  1. ^ Profile European Parliament
  2. ^ a b c d "Jens Geier, MdEP" (in German). North Rhine-Westphalia SPD. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Weiß der Geier" (in German). Neue Ruhr Zeitung. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Members of the European Parliament on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime) European Parliament.