Sabine Verheyen

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Sabine Verheyen
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born (1964-10-24) 24 October 1964 (age 52)
Aachen, Germany
Political party  German:
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
Alma mater FH Aachen

Sabine Verheyen (born 24 October 1964) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. She is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.[1]

Education and personal Life[edit]

From 1983 to 1988 Sabine Verheyen studied architecture at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.[1] She is married and has three children.[2]

In Brussels, Verheyen has been sharing an apartment with fellow parliamentarian Monika Hohlmeier since 2009.[3]

Political career[edit]

Verheyen joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 1990. Since 2001 she is a member of CDU Regional Executive Committee of North Rhine-Westphalia and since 2002 member of the Regional Executive Committee of the CDU Municipal Policy Association (KPV).[1]

From 1994 to 2009 Verheyen was member of the city council of Aachen. From 1999 to 2009 she was mayor of Aachen and member of the Euregio Council.[2]

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–present[edit]

In the 2009 elections, Verheyen was elected to the European Parliament. She has since served as member of the Committee on Culture and Education and the Delegation for relations with South Africa. Between 2009 and 2014, she also served as a substitute member on the Committee on Regional Development and the Delegation for relations with Iran.[1] In addition, she is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda[4] and of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights.[5]

On the Committee on Culture and Education, Verheyen serves as the European People's Party Group’s coordinator. Alongside Petra Kammerevert, she was selected in 2016 as co-rapporteur on the audio-visual media services directive, which seeks to introduce levies and cultural quotas on services like Netflix.[6]

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