|18th President of the European Parliament|
|Preceded by||Egon Klepsch|
|Succeeded by||José María Gil-Robles|
|Born||15 December 1938|
Sprottau, Germany (modern Szprotawa, Poland)
|Political party||SPD, PES|
Klaus Hänsch (born 15 December 1938 in Sprottau) is a German Politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament representing the SPD from 17 July 1979 until 13 July 2009, and sat with the Party of European Socialists group.
He was Vice-chairman of the PES group since 1989, except during his service as President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997.
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