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Niclas Herbst
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
Personal details
Born (1973-02-28) 28 February 1973 (age 49)
Ratzeburg, West Germany
Political party German:
Christian Democratic Union
European People's Party
Alma materUniversity of Kiel

Niclas Herbst (born 28 February 1973) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019.[1]

Political career

Herbst joined the CDU in 1990. Since 2000, he has been a member of the party's leadership in Schleswig-Holstein.

From 2005 to 2012, Herbst served as a member of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein, where he was, among other things, deputy chair of the Committee on European Affairs. In addition to his committee assignments, he was a member of the European Committee of the Regions from 2010 to 2012.

From 2017 until 2019, Herbst served as advisor to Minister-President Daniel Günther.[2][3]

Herbst has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2019 European elections. He has since been serving on the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Fisheries. In addition to his committee assignments, he is part of the Parliament's delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly[4] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.[5]

In December 2020, Herbst received the Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries award at The Parliament Magazine's annual MEP Awards.[6]

Other activities


  1. ^ "Alle Gewählte in alphabetischer Reihenfolge". Der Bundeswahlleiter (in German). Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ Kay Müller (May 14, 2019), Der Günther-Vertraute Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag.
  3. ^ Christian Hiersemenzel (May 22, 2019), CDU-Kandidat für Brüssel: Niclas Herbst kandidiert zum dritten Mal Kieler Nachrichten.
  4. ^ Niclas Herbst European Parliament.
  5. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  6. ^ Johnson, Brian (2 December 2020). "MEP Awards 2020: Reaction and comment from our winners". The Parliament Magazine. Retrieved 8 January 2021.