Sven Schulze

Sven Schulze (born 31 July 1979) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as State Minister for Economic Affairs in the government of Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt Reiner Haseloff since 2021.[1] He was previously a Member of the European Parliament from 2014 to 2021.[2]

Sven Schulze
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 2021
ConstituencyGermany
Personal details
Born (1979-07-31) 31 July 1979 (age 42)
Quedlinburg, Germany
Political party German
Christian Democratic Union
 EU
European People's Party

Education and early careerEdit

Schulze studied industrial engineering at Technical University Clausthal, and then worked as a sales manager in a medium-sized engineering company in Harz.

Political careerEdit

Early beginningsEdit

In 1997, Schulze joined the CDU and the Junge Union (youth of CDU). He was a member of the city council of Heteborn and in the county council of Quedlinburg.

Since 2006, Schulze has been a board member of the CDU from Saxony-Anhalt and the chairman of the Junge Union of Saxony-Anhalt. In 2011, he became chairman of the working committee for European affairs of the CDU of Saxony-Anhalt.

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–2021Edit

In 2014, Schulze was elected to the European Parliament. In Parliament, he served as vice-chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism from 2019. He was previously a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (2017-2019), the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

In addition to his committee assignments, Schulze was part of the parliament's delegations for relations with the Mashreq Countries, the Parliamentary Assembly - Union for the Mediterranean and with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (since 2021).[3] He also served as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Biodiversity, Countryside, Hunting and Recreational Fisheries.[4]

Career in state politicsEdit

Since 2021, Schulze has been serving as chairman of the CDU in Saxony-Anhalt.[5]

As one of the state's representatives at the Bundesrat since 2021, Schulze serves on the Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Economic Affairs. He is also a member of the German-Russian Friendship Group set up by the Bundesrat and the Russian Federation Council.

Political positionsEdit

Ahead of the Christian Democrats’ leadership election in 2022, Schulze publicly endorsed Friedrich Merz to succeed Armin Laschet as the party’s chair.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sachsen-Anhalts CDU-Chef im Interview: „Das war kein Kampf Schulze gegen Willingmann“ Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, September 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "European elections: MEP lists country-by-country (Complete)". The Parliament Magazine. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ Mia Bartoloni (March 26, 2021), Movers & Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  4. ^ Member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Biodiversity, Countryside, Hunting and Recreational Fisheries European Parliament.
  5. ^ Hagen Eichler (March 28, 2021), Antritt in der Krise: Sven Schulze ist CDU-Chef „Stimmung in der Partei ist nicht gut“ Mitteldeutsche Zeitung.
  6. ^ Rückendeckung für Merz aus Thüringen und Sachsen-Anhalt Die Welt, 16 November 2021.

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