About me

Everything that defines me.

FROM Baden-Württemberg TO EuropE

I was born in Karlsruhe on November 8, 1979. After completing my high school education at the Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium in Stutensee, I embarked on a journey to study law in Heidelberg and Montpellier around the turn of the millennium. Subsequently, I moved to the Netherlands and continued my academic career, ultimately earning my doctoral degree in 2016. In 2021, I was appointed as a Professor of European Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Even after my entry into the European Parliament, I continue to teach and conduct research on a reduced scale. This ensures that I remain continually challenged by recurring encounters and critical inquiries from students and colleagues, gaining a deeper understanding of the issues that truly concern people.

Baden-Württemberg is my homeland.

I grew up in Stutensee, in the Karlsruhe area, and attended school there. My father is Hungarian, my mother is German, and my wife is Polish. I enjoy reading, playing the guitar, and, when time allows, playing volleyball. Additionally, I often travel with my sons, both of whom were born in the Netherlands. My biography reflects that I am a European at heart and I embody the European idea. Consequently, I am immensely pleased to have the opportunity to shape European politics together with you!

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2016 Doctorate (Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg)
2008 Second State Examination in Law
2006 First State Examination in Law
1999 Abitur (Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium Stutensee)

Political Career

2024-today Member of the Presidium of the SPD
2024-today Member of the federal executive board of the SPD
2024-today Chairman of the SPD representatives in the European Parliament
2022-today Member of the European Parliament
2018-today Chairman of the Motion Commission of the SPD BW
2018-today Co-opted Member of the Executive Committee of the SPD BW
2018-today Member of the Presidium of the SPD BW
2015-2018 Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the SPD BW
2015-2017 Deputy Chairman of the Europa-Union BW
2009-2016 Chairman of the SPD district association KA-Land

Professional Career

2021-heute Professor (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2020-2022 Director (Erasmus Center for Economic and Financial Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2020-2022 Assoz. Professor (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2018-2019 Ass. Professor (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2014-2018 Scientific Director (European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Management “EURO-CEFG” of the Universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam)
2010-2012 Lecturer (University of Applied Sciences Fulda)
2007-2015 Research Associate (Institute for German and European Corporate and Business Law, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg)

I am a European deep inside and live the European idea. Now I am incredibly happy to be able to help shape European politics together with you!