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Marion Walsmann
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
Personal details
Born (1963-03-17) 17 March 1963 (age 58)
Erfurt, East Germany
(now Germany)
NationalityGerman
Political party German:
Christian Democratic Union
 EU:
European People's Party

Marion Walsmann (née Schau, born 17 March 1963) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019.[1]

Early life and education

Walsmann grew up in Erfurt. From 1981 to 1985, she studied law at the University of Leipzig.

Political career

Career in state politics, 2004–2018

From the 2004 state elections to 2018, Walsmann served as a member of the Landtag of Thuringia.

As part of a 2008 cabinet reshuffle, Walsmann was appointed State Minister of Justice under Minister-President Dieter Althaus, replacing Harald Schliemann, who left the office due to illness.

After the 2009 state elections, Walsmann became State Minister of Finance in the cabinet of newly elected Minister-President Christine Lieberknecht. In December 2010, she took over as Head of the State Chancellery and as State Minister for European Affairs in another cabinet reshuffle. In September 2013 she was dismissed from the cabinet.

From 2015 until 2018, Walsmann was the State Parliament's delegate to the European Committee of the Regions.

In the city of Erfurt's 2018 local elections, Walsmann lost against incumbent mayor Andreas Bausewein.[2]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–present

Walsmann has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2019 European elections, making her the only representative of Thuringia.[3] She has since been serving on the Committee on Legal Affairs.

In addition to her committee assignments, Walsmann is part of the Parliament's delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee[4] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Disability.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Alle Gewählte in alphabetischer Reihenfolge". Der Bundeswahlleiter (in German). Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ Sieben aus Mitteldeutschland ziehen nach Europa Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ Sieben aus Mitteldeutschland ziehen nach Europa Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ Marion Walsmann European Parliament.
  5. ^ Members of the Disability Intergroup - EPP European Disability Forum.