Martin Häusling

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Martin Häusling
MEP
Martin Häusling.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born (1961-03-26) 26 March 1961 (age 56)
Bad Wildungen, Germany
Political party  German:
Alliance '90/The Greens
 EU:
The Greens–European Free Alliance
Website www.martin-haeusling.eu

Martin Häusling (born 26 March 1961) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. He is a member of the Alliance '90/The Greens, part of the European Green Party.[1]

Early life[edit]

Before entering politics, Häusling managed his family's 75 hectare organic farm near Kassel.[2]

Political career[edit]

Häusling entered local politics in 1981. He was elected to the Landtag of Hesse in 2003, but he failed to retain his seat at the following election in 2008.

Although he successfully stood at the subsequent early election in 2009, Häusling resigned his seat shortly afterwards when he was elected to the European Parliament.[3] He has since been serving on the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, where he is his parliamentary group’s rapporteur on organic production and labelling of organic products.[4] He also served on the Committee on Budgetary Control between 2009 and 2014.

In addition to his committee assignments, Häusling has been a member of the Parliament’s delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile European Parliament
  2. ^ "Martin Häusling: passionate green agricultural politician". organic-market.info. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wechsel in der Grünen-Fraktion" (in German). Landtag of Hesse. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Emmet Livingstone (June 6, 2017), The German Green who fights to keep pesticides in your organic food Politico Europe.