Norbert Lins

Norbert Lins (born 22 December 1977) is a German politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2014. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.[1] From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a parliamentary assistant to Andreas Schwab at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Norbert Lins

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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
ConstituencyGermany
Personal details
Born (1977-12-22) 22 December 1977 (age 42)
Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Political party German
Christian Democratic Union
 EU
European People's Party
Websitewww.norbert-lins.de

Political careerEdit

Lins has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2014 European elections. He first served on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; he became its chairman in 2019. He was also a member of the Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides.

In addition to his committee assignments, Lins is a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee. He also supports the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.[2]

Political positionsEdit

Ahead of the Christian Democrats’ leadership election in 2018, Lins publicly endorsed Friedrich Merz to succeed Angela Merkel as the party’s chair.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
  3. ^ Ulrich Mendelin (November 26, 2018), CDU-Initiative aus dem Südwesten kritisiert Kramp-Karrenbauer Schwäbische Zeitung.