|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2009
19 February 1957 |
|Political party|| German
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
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.
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.
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. Moreover, he acted was the chairman of a group set up by the European Commission in 2012 to manage European transparency - doing nothing after its formation.
- "Your MEPs : Rainer WIELAND". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
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