Tiemo Wölken

Tiemo Wölken (born 5 December 1985) is a German lawyer and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 14 November 2016. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.[1]

Tiemo Wölken

Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 November 2016
Preceded byMatthias Groote
ConstituencyGermany
Personal details
Born (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 34)
Otterndorf, Lower Saxony, Germany
Political party German
Social Democratic Party
 European Union
Party of European Socialists

Early life and educationEdit

Wölken was educated at the Halepaghen Grammar School before studying law at the University of Osnabrück, where he specialised in European public law. He also completed a supplementary course in economics at the University of Osnabrück before completing a Master in International Law in 2013 at the University of Hull in England.

Political careerEdit

Wölken became a Member of the European Parliament when he replaced Matthias Groote who resigned to run for local office in 2016. During his first term, he served on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2016-2017) and on the Committee on Budgets (2017-2019). Following the 2019 elections, he moved to the Committee on Legal Affairs,[2] where he serves as his parliamentary group’s coordinator.[3] He is also the Parliament’s lead rapporteur on health technology assessment.[4]

In addition to his committee assignments, Wölken has been part of the Parliament’s delegations to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (2016-2019), the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee (2016-2019) and to Canada (since 2019). He co-chairs the MEP Interest Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)[5] and is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas[6] and the European Internet Forum.[7]

Other activitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ Tiemo Wölken European Parliament.
  3. ^ Maïa de La Baume (January 13, 2020), 20 MEPs to watch in 2020 Politico Europe.
  4. ^ Maïa de La Baume (January 13, 2020), 20 MEPs to watch in 2020 Politico Europe.
  5. ^ MEPs join forces to boost European Parliament actions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), press release of February 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  7. ^ Members European Internet Forum.