Jens Rohde

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Jens Rohde
Jens Rohde 2014.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Constituency Denmark
Personal details
Born (1970-04-18) 18 April 1970 (age 47)
Holstebro, Denmark
Political party  Danish
Danish Social Liberal Party
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Spouse(s) Katrine Fusager
Children 1
Alma mater Aalborg University

Jens Rohde (born 18 April 1970) is an Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Denmark. He is a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

Rohde represents the ALDE group in Parliament.[1] Rohde was originally elected for Venstre, but on 19 December 2015 announced that he would be joining the Social Liberal Party, due to disagreement with Venstre's immigration and foreign policy.[2]

Political career[edit]

National politics[edit]

Between 1998 and 2005, Rohde represented Venstre in the Danish parliament, where he served as his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on media policy.

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

In the 2014 European elections, Rohde was elected as a member of European Parliament. Between 2009 and 2014, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, where is the ALDE group’s coordinator. In addition, he serves as the ALDE group’s shadow rapporteur for telecoms regulation.[3]

In December 2015, Rohde moved to the Danish Social Liberal Party in protest at a proposal of the Rasmussen government to give immigration authorities the power to search asylum-seekers’ clothes and luggage and to seize valuables and cash.[4][5]


  1. ^ "European Parliament profile". European Parliament. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jens Rohde forlader Venstre til fordel for Radikale". TV2 Nyhederne (in Danish). 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Zoya Sheftalovich (June 11, 2015), Telecoms breakfast turns out to be waffle Politico Europe.
  4. ^ Paul Dallison (December 20, 2015), Danish MEP quits party over refugee confiscation plan Politico Europe.
  5. ^ Sabina Zawadzki (December 20, 2015), Danish MEP quits party over plan to take refugee valuables Reuters.