Chair of the European Parliament's committee on International Trade
Bernd Lange is Chair of the European Parliament's committee on International Trade and Standing rapporteur for the EU-US trade relation since 2014. Previously he was Spokesman on trade policy on behalf of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament. He was a Member of the European Parliament in 1994-2004 and again from 2009 until present time. 2005-2009 he was Head of the economics, environment and European affairs section of the German Trade Union Federation for the Lower Saxony-Bremen-Saxony/Anhalt region. He began his career as a secondary school teacher.