Rainer Wieland

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Rainer Wieland
MEP
Portrait Rainer Wieland.JPG
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born (1957-02-19) 19 February 1957 (age 60)
Stuttgart, Germany
Political party  German
Christian Democratic Union
 EU
European People's Party
Alma mater University of Paris
Website www.mdep.de
Rainer Wieland 2012

Rainer Wieland (born 19 February 1957) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.[1]

Since 2009 he has been one of the 14 Vice Presidents of the Parliament. He is a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party. Rainer Wieland is chairman of Europa-Union Deutschland Baden-Württemberg (regional section of UEF) and since 2011 has been President of Europa-Union Deutschland.[2]

In 2013, the German weekly newspaper,Der Spiegel, reported that Wieland whilst acting as an MEP also worked as a lobbyist and a partner in a Brussels law firm.[3] Moreover, he acted was the chairman of a group set up by the European Commission in 2012 to manage European transparency[4] - doing nothing after its formation.[5]

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