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Ingo Friedrich

Ingo FRIEDRICH, German Member of the European Parliament. mérité Européen in silver.


Friedrich, Ingo was born on January 24, 1942 in Kutno-Wartheland, Germany.


University of ErlangenNuremburg, diploma in economics, 1967, doctorate in political science, 1971.


Chairman Nuremburg students representation committee, 1964-1965. Regional Chairman, Junge Union, 1968-1972. Chmn, district Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union) Committee for Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, 1972-1983.

Deputy Chmn, Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union) district committee. 1977; Member of the European Parliament, since 1979. Political-economic Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union) spokesman in European Parliament, 1980.

International Vice-President, PANEuropa Union, 1981. Parly, leader, Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union) delegates to European Parliament, 1983. President, European Mittelstandunion, 1984.

Vice-President European Mittelstandunion in Brussels, 1985. Military service - 1961-1963. Employee, Institute for Politics and Communications Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, 1967-1970.

Senior employee, electrical industry, 1970. Head of management division, electrical co., 1978.


He was a member of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district council (1972–1996) and was the head of the CSU delegation to the European Parliament between 1992 and 1999. On February 20, 2013, Friedrich became Honorary Member of SME Europe, the pro-business organization within the European People's Party, which aims at improving the situation of small and medium-sized enterprises all across Europe.


  • Other Interests

    Sport, music.


Spouse Britta Winkler. Children: Christina, Jörg-Michael.