Jan-Christoph Oetjen

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Field of expertise: Agriculture and transport

Jan-Christoph Oetjen has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019, becoming a Vice-President of the European Parliament in 2024.

Oetjen studied economics at the University of Hannover and joined the FDP in 1995. He first became a member of the State Parliament of Lower Saxony in the 2003 state elections, and was subsequently re-elected three times. From 2003 until 2011, he served as his parliamentary group's spokesperson on agriculture policy.

In October 2018, Oetjen was elected candidate for the 2019 European elections by FDP. In Parliament, he took up the role of Vice-Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. In addition to his committee assignments, Oetjen is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Anti-Racism and Diversity and the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.

In March 2024, Oetjen was one of twenty MEPs to be given a "Rising Star" award at The Parliament Magazine's annual MEP Awards.

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