Hans-Gert Pöttering

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Hans-Gert Pöttering
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23rd President of the European Parliament
In office
16 January 2007 – 14 July 2009
Vice President
Preceded by Josep Borrell
Succeeded by Jerzy Buzek
Leader of the European People's Party-European Democrats
In office
20 July 1999 – 16 January 2007
Preceded by Wilfried Martens
Succeeded by Joseph Daul
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
In office
17 July 1979 – 30 June 2014
Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Assumed office
1 January 2010
Preceded by Bernhard Vogel
Personal details
Born (1945-09-15) 15 September 1945 (age 73)
Bersenbrück, Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union
Children Johannes
Benedict
Residence Bad Iburg, Germany
Alma mater University of Bonn
University of Geneva
Graduate Institute of International Studies
Columbia University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Hans-Gert Pöttering (born 15 September 1945) is a German conservative politician (CDU, European People's Party), and was the President of the European Parliament from January 2007 to July 2009.

He has served as a Member of the European Parliament since the first elections in 1979 until 2014 and was Chairman of the European People's Party-European Democrats 1999–2007.

He is a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "About Us – Reconciliation of European Histories Group". Reconciliation of European Histories Group. Retrieved 1 August 2011.