Peter Liese

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Peter Liese
Peter Liese MEP, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 1994
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born (1965-05-20) 20 May 1965 (age 52)
Olsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Political party  German:
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party

Peter Liese (born 20 May 1965) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Liese sits on the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, where he serves as the European People's Party Group’s coordinator. In this capacity, he was responsible for writing a report on including aviation within the European Union Emission Trading Scheme.[1][2] He is also a substitute for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America and a substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee.

In addition, Liese serves as member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals[3] and of the European Parliament Intergroup on Biodiversity, Countryside, Hunting and Recreational Fisheries.[4] Previously, he was a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. In 2014, he supported Françoise Grossetête’s proposal to establish a European Parliament Intergroup on Health for Citizens, including stakeholders such as the European Cancer Patients Association and the Organisation for European Cancer Institutes.[5]

A member of the EPP Working Group on Bioethics and Human Dignity,[6] Liese is known for his work on a human cells and tissues directive and conservative stance on stem cell research.[7] Between 2000 and 2001, he served on the European Parliament’s Temporary Committee on Human Genetics and Other New Technologies in Modern Medicine.

Since 2012, Liese has been a member of the CDU leadership under the party’s chairwoman, Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD following the 2013 federal elections, he was part of the CDU delegation in the working group on consumer protection.



  • 1989-1992: Graduated as doctor at the Institute of Humane Genetics of the University of Bonn
  • until 1994: Ward doctor in Paderborn children's hospital
  • since 1994: Doctor in general practuice and internist
  • Former member of the Land executive of the Young Union, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1991-1997: District Chairman of the Junge Union
  • Member of the Land executive of the CDU, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1989-1994: Member of Bestwig local council
  • 1994-1999: Vice-Chairman of the Young Group
  • 1994-1999: Rapporteur for the working party on bioethics and biotechnology
  • since 1994: Member of the European Parliament
  • since 1997: Member of the central committee of German Catholics

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)

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