Peter Simon

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Peter Simon, MEP

Peter Simon (born 04 April 1967, Mannheim) is an MEP for Germany from Social Democratic Party of Germany.


  • Member, ECON Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Member, DCAS Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia
  • Member, DKOR Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula
  • Substitute, REGI Committee on Regional Development
  • Substitute, D-CN Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Record of Parliamentary Votes

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Election Campaign 2009

Peter Simon has not pledged to any of the 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.[2]

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Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • School-leaving certificate, Feudenheim Grammar School, Mannheim (1986); studied law at the Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg (1986-1992); first state law examination (1992); second state law examination (1995); trainee, Koblenz Supreme Provincial Court of Appeal (1992-1995).
  • Lawyer, Legal Affairs Office of the City of Mannheim (1995-1996); personal liaison officer of the Principal Mayor of the City of Mannheim, Dr Norbert Egger (1996-1999); head of the Europe Office of the City of Mannheim (1999-2007); Senior City Legal Officer; head of economic development in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region (2007-2009).
  • Member, European Policy Committee of the SPD party executive, European Affairs Committee of the SPD Regional Executive for Baden-Württemberg, European/International Affairs Committee of the Federal Executive of the Social Democratic Association for Local Government Policy; member of the executive of the Mannheim SPD Association.
  • Representative of the Federal Association of German Municipal Umbrella Organisations in the Foreign Ministry for the drafting of the EU Draft Constitutional Treaty (2002-2003).
  • Co-opted member of the board of the Association of German Towns and Municipalities; member of the advisory board of the Baden-Württemberg Europe Centre of the Europe Union, member of the United Services Trade Union Ver.di and member of the Workers' Welfare Organisation (AWO).


Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32(0)2 28 45558
+32(0)2 28 49558
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  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Peter Simon, 21 December 2012, accessed 16 April 2012.
  2. Election Campaign, Peter Simon, accessed 16 April 2012.