|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2004
|Born||15 May 1963|
|Political party|| German:|
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
Markus Pieper (born 15 May 1963) is a German politician and member of the European Parliament for Germany. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.
Pieper serves on the Committee on Transport and Tourism and on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
In 2014, Pieper drafted a resolution of the European Parliament calling for more stringent impact assessments before EU legislation is proposed. The resolution, passed with a large majority, backed an idea set out in the Stoiber ‘red tape report’ – drawn up by a high-level group chaired by Edmund Stoiber, former Minister-President of Bavaria –, calling for the creation a high-level advisory body on better regulation. Since 2021, he has been leading the parliament’s work on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive.
In addition to his committee assignments, Pieper has been a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Biodiversity, Countryside, Hunting and Recreational Fisheries since 2014.