May 27th, 2010
Action for Peace - Kehl in 2009

born October, 13th, 1953 in Bünde/Westphalia (Germany)
married, 2 children

Member of European Parliament, since 2009
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Parliamentary Assembly EU-Latin America

founding member DIE LINKE. since 2007, before WASG since 2005
Member of Executive Committee, 2007 to 2010

theologian, studies in Bielefeld and Marburg, 1974 to 1982
director of industrial mission in Herne, 1989 to 2006
European Contact Group, Executive committee 2001 to 2006
Member of service trade union ver.di