Peter Jahr

Peter Jahr

Peter Jahr, 2006
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Member of the German Bundestag
for Döbeln - Mittweida - Meißen II
In office
Member of the Landtag of Saxony
for Mittweida 2
In office
Personal details
Born (1959-04-24) 24 April 1959
Burgstädt, Germany
Nationality  Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union
Alma mater University of Leipzig
Profession Agricultural Engineering
Video Statement (English) / (German)

Peter Jahr (born 24 April 1959 in Burgstädt) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was elected on the CDU ticket and sits with the European People's Party group.

Education and Private Life

After Abitur and military service Peter Jahr entered the Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig to study agricultural science. In 1984 he graduated as Diplom-Landwirt (comp. Master of Agricultural Engineering) and in 1988 obtained a doctorate (Dr.agr.).[1]

From 1984 until 1988 he was Research Assistant at the Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig. In 1988 he joined the Justus von Liebig Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft as administrator. In 1990 he became manager of the Agrar Gmbh, Taura. Since 1995 he is a sideline farmer.[2]

Peter Jahr is married and has four children.[3]

Political career

Peter Jahr was a member of the Democratic Farmers' Party of Germany from 1988 to 1990 and joined the Christian Democratic Union in 1990.

From 1990 to 2002 Peter Jahr was Member of the Landtag of Saxony, the German state of Saxony's parliament.[4] He left the Landtag to become a member of the German Bundestag representing the district of Döbeln - Mittweida - Meißen II.[1]

In 2009 he left the Bundestag to become a Member of the European Parliament.[2] He is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, the Committee on Petitions, the Delegation to the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.[2] He is a substitute on the Committee on Budgets and the Delegation for relations with Iraq.[2]

In addition he is a member of the City council of Lunzenau since 1994 and was a member of the District council of Mittweida from 1994 to 2008.[2]

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  1. 1 2 "Biographie Dr. Peter Jahr" (in German). Deutscher Bundestag. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "MEP profile: Peter Jahr". European Parliament. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  3. Jahr, Peter. "CV". Homepage of Peter Jahr (in German). Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  4. Klaus-Jürgen Holzapfel (Edt.): Sächsischer Landtag: 3. Wahlperiode, 1999–2004; Volkshandbuch. 3. Auflage. NDV Neue Darmstädter Verlagsanstalt, Rheinbreitbach 2003, ISBN 3-87576-493-5. p 37. (German, 20. März 2003)
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