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Bernd Lange, MEP



Bom on November 14,1955 in Oldenburg, grew up and attended school in Varel / Friesland district, parents were independent gas station merchants.


Since 2014: Chairman of the Committee on International Trade,

                        Standing rapporteur for the EU-US trade relation


2012 - 2014: Trade policy spokesman for the Socialist Group


since 2009: MEP, Member of the Committee on International Trade and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Rapporteur for industrial policy of the European Parliament 2011


2005 - 2009: Head of the «economic, environmental and Europe» unit of the DGB (German Trade Union Confederation) district Niedersachsen- Bremen-Sachsen/Anhalt)


1997 - 1999: Vice-Chair Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy


1994 - 2004: MEP from Lower Saxony, Member of the Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy; Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy; Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy


1974 – 1981: Study and university degree, Universität Göttingen


Since 1974: Member of the SPD (German Social-Democratic Party) and member of IG Metall (Metalworkers Trade Union)


1974: “Abitur” certificate, Graf – Anton – Günther – Gymnasium, Oldenburg



1998: Automobile Association Award for the improvement of air quality by European automotive emissions legislation


2001: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany


2012: EU Parliamentarian of the Year, category Trade («Parliament Magazine»)


2012/13: Fair Politician of the Year (Max van der Stoel Foundation)


2018:  Order of Merit of the FRG 1. class



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