Markus Ferber

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Markus Ferber
Markus Ferber MEP 1, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Markus Ferber
(1965-01-15) 15 January 1965 (age 51)
Augsburg, Bavaria, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political party  German:
Christian Social Union
European People's Party
Alma mater Technische Universität München

Markus Ferber (born 15 January 1965 in Augsburg, Bavaria) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria.



  • 1990-1992: Development engineer at Siemens in Munich
  • 1992-1994: Engineer in the marketing department of Pfister in Augsburg
  • since 1999: CSU district chairman of the Augsburg region
  • 2003-2005: Deputy District Chairman of the CSU in Swabia
  • since 2005: District Chairman of the CSU in Swabia
  • 1990-1999: Town councillor in Bobingen
  • since 1996: Member of Augsburg district council
  • since 1999: Chairman of the CSU European Affairs Group
  • since 2000: Regional Chairman of the Bavaria Europa-Union

Member of the European Parliament, 1994–present[edit]

A member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria and of the Bureau of the European People's Party, Ferber is currently a Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs on which he has been serving since 2009. He is also a full member of the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect and a substitute member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. In 2016, Ferber joined the Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) that will investigate the Panama Papers revelations and tax avoidance schemes more broadly.

In his capacity as member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Ferber led the negotiations on an update of securities trading rules, known as Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), for the European Parliament from 2012 to 2013.[1]

In addition to his committee assignments, Ferber serves as a member of the European Parliament's Sky and Space Intergroup (SSI).[2]

Previously, Ferber was a member of the Committee on Budgets between 1999 and 2009 as well as of the Committee on Budgetary Control between 2004 and 2009. Prior to that, he served on the Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy between 1994 and 1997.

In early 2014, the CSU chose Ferber to lead the party list for the 2014 European elections.[3] He was replaced as leader of the CSU MEPs by Angelika Niebler following the party’s poor showing in the elections.[4]

Role in national politics[edit]

In 2010, Ferber was a CSU delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany. In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD following the 2013 German elections, he was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on banking regulation and the Eurozone, led by Herbert Reul and Martin Schulz.

Political positions[edit]

Amid the 2012 Romanian constitutional crisis, which had been sparked by a dispute between President Traian Băsescu and Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Ferber said he would initiate the suspension of Romania in the European Council for "lack of minimum standards functioning the legal state."[5]

Other activities[edit]


See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)


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