Party affiliation: Epp/cdu; European People's Party
Mayor, Marburg; Member of the European Parliament. EPP/CDU, since 1979; member. Energy, Research and Technology Committee, since 1979.
Vice-Chnm., Energy, Research and Technology Committee, since 1984. Substitute member. Political Affairs Committee and Women's Rights Committee, European Parliament. Chairman, Japan Delegation, European Parliament, since 1989.
Vice Chairman of the European People's Party. Civil engineer, lecturer.