Udo Bullmann

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Udo Bullmann
Udo Bullmann (2014).jpg
Member of the European Parliament for Germany
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1956-06-08) 8 June 1956 (age 60)
Gießen, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political party  German:
Social Democratic Party
Party of European Socialists

Dr. Udo Bullmann is a German social democratic politician. Since 1999 he has been a representative of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in the European Parliament, where he represents constituency Hessen.

Personal life[edit]

Udo Bullmann was born on 8 June 1956 in Giessen, Germany.

Academic career[edit]

Bullmann studied political science, sociology, public law, as well as economy. In 1988 he received the doctorate in social science. From 1989 to 1996 he was a Research Assistant at the University of Giessen. He was a scholarship of the German Research Council from 1994 to 1997 and, from 1994 to 1998 a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Government at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, he was a university lecturer and Jean Monnet Professor for Studies in European integration at the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen.

Political career[edit]

Since his entry into the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1979, Bullmann was mostly engaged with the Young-Socialists branch. He was the chairman of the Hesse regional association of the Young-Socialists.

Member of the European Parliament, 1999–present[edit]

In 1999 Bullmann was elected to the European Parliament. He has been deputy chairman of the SPD group in the European Parliament since May 2003.

Bullmann's political work focuses on economy and employment, the Lisbon Strategy, the European financial service sector, as well as development politics and regional policy. Since 1999, he has been a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Between 1999 and 2014, he was also a member of Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific states and an alternate member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD following the 2013 German elections, Bullmann was part of the SPD delegation in the working group on banking regulation and the Eurozone, led by Herbert Reul and Martin Schulz.

In early 2014, the SPD chose Bullmann to be the party list’s number 3 for the 2014 European elections, following Martin Schulz and Birgit Sippel.[1]

Other activities[edit]

  • Europäische Akademie der Arbeit, Member of the Board
  • ver.di, Member

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)


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