Pöttering, Hans-Gert (1945 - )

Pöttering, Hans-Gert (1945 - )

President of the European Parliament from January 2007 to July 2009.

Former Chairman of the largest group in the European Parliament, the Christian Democratic / Conservative Group (EPP-group).

Veteran MEP who has represented the German CDU since the first direct elections in 1979 until 2014.

Replaced Josep Borrel as President of the European Parliament in 2007. Was him self replaced by the former Polish prime minister, Jerzy Buzek 14 July 2009.