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Jens Gieseke
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded byHans-Gert Pöttering
Personal details
Born (1971-05-18) 18 May 1971 (age 51)
Lingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Political party German
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
Alma mater

Jens Gieseke (born 18 May 1971) is a German politician who has been serving as 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]

Early career

Gieseke completed his training in law. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels. Prior to being elected to the European Parliament, Gieseke was also employed at the Working Group of German Airports.

Political career

In Parliament, Gieseke has been serving on the Committee on Transport and Tourism since 2019. He was previously a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2014-2019) and the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (2016-2017).

In addition to his committee assignments, Gieseke has been part of the Parliament's delegations for relations with India (2014-2019) and with Chile (since 2021).[2] He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda[3] and the MEPs Against Cancer group.[4]

Gieseke was nominated by his party as delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2022.[5]

Political positions

In a joint letter with 15 other MEPs from various political groups, Gieseke urged the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in early 2021 to replace the European Union’s ambassador to Cuba for allegedly siding with the country’s Communist leadership.[6]


  1. ^ "Jens GIESEKE | History of parliamentary service | MEPs | European Parliament". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ Mia Bartoloni (March 26, 2021), Movers & Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  3. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda.
  4. ^ MAC MEPs in the 2019-24 legislature MEPs Against Cancer.
  5. ^ 17th Federal Convention, 13 February 2022, List of Members Bundestag.
  6. ^ Hans von der Burchard (February 25, 2021), MEPs urge EU to fire ambassador to Cuba Politico Europe.