Matthias Groote

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Matthias Groote, MEP

Matthias Groote (born 21 October 1973, Leer) is an MEP from Social Democratic Party of Germany since 2009.[1]


Former Affiliations

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Paid Functions or Activities:

  • Member, Ostrhauderfehn municipality council (only compensation for expenses)[2]

Former Declaration of Financial Interests

  • As a member of the Ostrhauderfehn municipality council, I receive a monthly 30€ as overall representational allowance. For the participation in decisions, committee and parliamentary group meetings, I receive 15€ per meeting.[3]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

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Election Campaign 2009

Matthias Groote has not yet pledged to any four issues presented by the Election Campaign:

  • to provide leadership in lobbying transparency and ethics,
  • to provide leadership in reforming financial architecture,
  • to promote a full-scale rethink of the EU trade policy,
  • to promote corporate accountability.[4]

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Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Secondary school in Westrhauderfehn (leaving exam 1990).
  • Industrial engineer (1995).
  • Worked as industrial engineer in plant design (1995).
  • Alternative public service with German Red Cross (1995-1996).
  • Technical engineer (1999).
  • Qualified industrial engineer (engineering college) (2005).
  • Sales engineer (2005).
  • Member of the SPD (since 1996).
  • Member of Leer SPD District Executive (since 1997).
  • Chair of Leer District Young Socialists (1997-2002).
  • Vice-Chair, Weser-Ems District Young Socialists (1999-2002).
  • Member of Executive, Weser-Ems Social-Democratic Association for Local Politics (since 2003).
  • Member, Ostrhauderfehn local council (since 1996).
  • Member, Leer district council (since 2001).
  • Chair, Ostrhauderfehn SPD council group (since 2001).


Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 (0)2 28 45431
+32 (0)2 28 49431
matthias.groote AT
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  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Matthias Groote, accessed 17 November 2010.
  2. European Parliament, Erklärung der finanziellen Interessen der Mitglieder: Matthias Groote, 23 June 2009, accessed 23 November 2009.
  3. European Parliament, Erklärung der finanziellen Interessen der Mitglieder: Matthias Groote, 09 December 2008, accessed 09 March 2009.
  4. Election Campaign, Matthias Groote, accessed 16 April 2012.