Carola Veit

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Carola Veit in 2016

Carola Alexandra Veit (born 2 June 1973 in Hamburg) is a German politician who has been president of the Hamburg Parliament since 23 March 2011.

Political career

Veit trained as a paralegal then a lawyer. She became a member of the SPD in 1991 and a member of the Hamburg Mitte District Board in 2000.[1]

Since 2004, Veit has been a member of the Hamburg Parliament for the SPD.[1] In the 20th session of the parliament (2011–2015) she was elected President of the Hamburg Parliament. She was re-elected for a further term, 2015–2020, in the 21st session.

In 2015, Veit was appointed Vice Chairman of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC).[2] In 2016 she was appointed President of the BSPC.[3] She was a SPD delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2017.[4][5]

Other activities

  • Herbert and Elsbeth Weichmann Foundation, Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees
  • Jugend gegen AIDS, Member of the Advisory Board[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Carola Veit" (in German). SPD.
  2. ^ "Standing Committee 2015-2016". BPSC. Archived from the original on 2016-08-14.
  3. ^ "Presidency". BSPC. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ Wahl von 13 Mitgliedern für die am 12.02.2017 zusammentretende 16. Bundesversammlung Hamburg Parliament, decision of November 3, 2016.
  5. ^ SPD Hamburg schickt Eggert Voscherau Die Welt, November 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Advisory Board Jugend gegen AIDS.

External links

  • Official website
  • Hamburg Parliament website


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