Rainer Wieland

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Rainer Wieland

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Third Vice-President of the European Parliament
Assumed office
3 July 2019
PresidentDavid Sassoli
Preceded byDavid Sassoli
In office
1 July 2014 – 18 January 2017
PresidentGianni Pittella (Acting)
Martin Schulz
Preceded byAnni Podimata
Succeeded byDavid Sassoli
Fourth Vice-President of the European Parliament
In office
18 January 2017 – 3 July 2019
PresidentAntonio Tajani
Preceded byRamón Luis Valcárcel
Succeeded byKatarina Barley
Eleventh Vice-President of the European Parliament
In office
17 January 2012 – 1 July 2014
PresidentMartin Schulz
Preceded byPál Schmitt
Succeeded byAlexander Graf Lambsdorff
Thirteenth Vice-President of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 17 January 2012
PresidentJerzy Buzek
Preceded byMarek Siwiec
Succeeded byJacek Protasiewicz
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
ConstituencyGermany
Personal details
Born (1957-02-19) 19 February 1957 (age 62)
Stuttgart, Germany
Political party German
Christian Democratic Union
 EU
European People's Party
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Websitewww.mdep.de

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

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Since 2009 Wieland has been one of the 14 Vice Presidents of the Parliament, this function was confirmed in 2019 for the following legislative period. He is a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.

In 2013, Wieland chaired the Parliament's working group on transparency.[2]

In addition to his parliamentary work, Wieland is chairman of Europa-Union Deutschland Baden-Württemberg (regional section of UEF) and since 2011 has been President of Europa-Union Deutschland.[3]

Wieland is also partner in German law firm Theumer Wieland Weisenburger, with offices Stuttgart and Brussels.[4]

Tasks and responsibilities[edit]

  • Vice-President of the European Parliament, with special responsibility for buildings, budget, transport, environment-conscious Parliament, Ad Hoc Working Group on the implementation of security policies and strategies, relations with the French, Belgian and Luxembourg authorities on the seat and places of work of the Parliament, Representing the President of the Parliament for Africa / ACP[5]
  • Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Member of the Committee on Development
  • Deputy in the Legal Committee
  • Deputy to the Committee on Petitions
  • Full member of the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU)
  • Deputy for the delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • Deputy to the EURO-NEST Parliamentary Assembly

Other activities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your MEPs : Rainer WIELAND". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. ^ Committed to transparency? European Voice, November 13, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.europa-union.de/eud/news/rainer-wieland-neuer-praesident-der-europa-union/
  4. ^ Committed to transparency? European Voice, November 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Parliament vice-president portfolios assigned European Voice, November 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Members Kangaroo Group.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees Theaterhaus Stuttgart.