Jens Koeppen

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Jens Koeppen, 2014

Jens Koeppen (born September 27, 1962 in Zeitz ) is a German politician ( CDU ) and entrepreneur . He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2005 and was chairman of the Digital Agenda Committee, which was newly constituted in the 18th electoral term of the German Bundestag from 2014 to 2017 . As the successor to Michael Stübgen, he has been chairman of the Brandenburg state group within the CDU / CSU parliamentary group since 2019 .

Life and work

After attending the Polytechnic High School (POS) in Schwedt / Oder , Koeppen completed an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer in the Schwedt petrolchemical combine from 1979 to 1981 and passed the master's examination in the industrial electrical engineering department in 1986 and in the electrical installation trade in 1991. In 1987 Koeppen trained as an antenna technician specializing in large community antenna systems . After the reunification , Koeppen founded his own company for antenna and electrical engineering in Schwedt.

Jens Koeppen is Protestant , married in his second marriage and has a daughter.


Koeppen joined the New Forum in 1989 and was a member of the speakers' council there.

He joined the CDU in 1997 and has been a member of the board of the CDU district association Uckermark since 1999 ; In 2001 he was elected CDU district chairman. In 2002 he also became a member of the state board of the CDU Brandenburg and in 2019 a member of the presidium. From 2004 to 2017 he was chairman of the state committee for economics, work, energy, digital agenda.

In 1989 Koeppen joined the city council of Schwedt as a co-opted member and chaired the committee to investigate abuse of office and corruption.

He has been a member of the district council of the Uckermark district since 2003 and was a member of the Berkholz-Meyenburg municipal council from 2003 to 2008 and from 2014 to 2019 . In the district council, Koeppen was chairman of the CDU parliamentary group from 2003 to 2005.

In the state election in Brandenburg in 2004 , Koeppen ran as a direct candidate in the Uckermark II constituency , but failed to make it into the state parliament.

He has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2005 Bundestag election . Koeppen is a full member of the Committee for Economy and Energy as well as the Council of Elders and a deputy member of the Committee for Transport and Digital Infrastructure . He is also a member of the board of the SME parliamentary group (PKM), where he is chairman of the Crafts Group.

Jens Koeppen entered the Bundestag in 2005 and 2009 via the Brandenburg State List . In the federal elections in 2013 and 2017, he won the direct mandate in constituency 57 .

In 2019 he was elected chairman of the Brandenburg regional group of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag.

Koeppen has been secretary in the German Bundestag since 2005 and its chairman since 2009. In the 19th German Bundestag, Koeppen is a full member of the Budget Committee and the Audit Committee . He is also a deputy member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy.


Koeppen is a member of the middle class association of the CDU / CSU, the local political association of the CDU , Rotary-Club Schwedt (club president 2005), water sports PCK Schwedt eV, SC Flemsdorfer Haie eV, Schönower Sportverein eV, Förderverein Brandenburgisches Konzertoredtorchester Eberswalde eV, Förderverein Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt eV , Honorary member of the Uckermark District Fire Brigade Association, honorary member of the German-Hungarian Friends of Eberswalde eV

Web links

Commons : Jens Koeppen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ New chairman of the CDU regional group Brandenburg in the German Bundestag: Jens Koeppen elected unanimously. In: Jens Koeppen Member of the Bundestag. November 12, 2019, accessed on December 28, 2019 (German).
  2. On the person. In: Jens Koeppen Member of the Bundestag. Retrieved on February 14, 2020 (German).
  3. ^ German Bundestag - MPs. Retrieved August 8, 2020 .