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
Personal details
Born (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 36)
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 2021, Wölken and Roberta Metsola co-authored a resolution to protect journalists and critical voices from strategic lawsuits against public participation, which was overwhelmingly endorsed by the Parliament.[5]

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).[6] He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas,[7] the European Internet Forum[8] and the Responsible Business Conduct Working Group.[9]

Wölken was nominated by his party as delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2022.[10]

Other activitiesEdit


  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. ^ Alice Taylor (November 11, 2021), EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to protect journalists from SLAPPs Euractiv.
  6. ^ MEPs join forces to boost European Parliament actions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), press release of February 19, 2020.
  7. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  8. ^ Members European Internet Forum.
  9. ^ Members Responsible Business Conduct Working Group.
  10. ^ Drucksache 18/10450: Niedersächsische Mitglieder der 17. Bundesversammlung am 13. Februar 2022 State Parliament of Lower Saxony.