Party affiliation: Liberal and Democratic Reformist Group/ Free Democratic Party
Deputy, Bundestag (German Parliament). Member of the European Parliament, LDR/FDP, since 1989. Member, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Committee and Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection Committee, European Parliament, since 1989.
Substitute member, Energy, Research and Technology Committee and Development and Co-operation Committee, European Parliament, since 1989. Member, ACP-EEC Joint Assembly, since 1989. Diplomat; environmentalist.