Schulz, Martin (1955 - )

Martin Schulz, Chairperson of the PES/PSE (Photo: SPD)

Schulz, Martin (1955 - )

President of the European Parliament from January 2012-2014. Re-elected President in 2014.

Candidate for the socialist family for the position as President for the European Commission after the elections in May 2014.

German member of the European Parliament, elected Chairperson of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament from July 2004 to January 2012. He was re-elected in July 2009 for the group now renamed the progressive alliance of socialists and democrats,

Hailing from the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). Martin Schulz was born in Hehlrath, Germany, on 20 December 1955.