Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann

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Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann
MEP
Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2004
Constituency Germany
Personal details
Born Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann
(1955-01-23) 23 January 1955 (age 62)
Berlin, Germany
Political party  German
Social Democratic Party
 EU
Party of European Socialists
Alma mater University of Berlin
Website www.sylvia-yvonne-kaufmann.de

Dr. Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann (born 23 January 1955) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.

Dr. Kaufmann is a qualified Japanologist. She was Deputy Chairman of the PDS 1993-2000 and sat in the Volkskammer of the German Democratic Republic before reunification and the Bundestag thereafter.

From 20 July 2004 to January 2007 she served as one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament.

On 14 May 2009 she left the Left Party after she failed to be reselected for the list of candidates for the European elections and joined the Social Democrats.

Dr. Kaufmann is member of the executive board of Europa-Union Deutschland, the German section of the Union of European Federalists.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Präsidium Website of Europa-Union Deutschland

External links[edit]

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