Angelika Niebler

Angelika Niebler ( born February 18, 1963 in Munich) is a German politician (CSU ) and since 1999 a member of the European Parliament. As chairwoman of the Women Union of Bavaria she sat through a quota for women in the party offices in the CSU.

  • 3.1 for women in the CSU
  • 3.2 Mentoring Program

Education and work

After graduation in 1982 at Thomas-Mann -Gymnasium in Munich Niebler studied at the Ludwig- Maximilians- University of Munich and the University of Geneva Law and graduated in 1991 from the second state examination. Following a successful European Young Lawyers' Course at Edinburgh University she earned her doctorate in 1992 under Lothar Philipps to Dr. jur. From 1991, she practiced as a lawyer in Munich and remained even after her election to the European Parliament " modestly " freelance. Since 2008 Niebler taught as part of a teaching position at the University of Applied Sciences Munich.

European Parliament

In the European elections of 1999 Niebler was first elected on the Bavarian CSU list for their home region of Bavaria to the European Parliament and in the same year with the Parliamentary Director of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the EPP Group in the European Parliament. Niebler is also a board member of the European People's Party ( EPP).

Work focuses on

In the European Parliament Niebler was 2007-2009 chairman of the influential Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Since the European elections of 2009, she has been a member of this Committee and the Committee on Women and Gender Equality and alternate member of the Committee on Legal Affairs ' rights. In addition Niebler since 2009 Chairman of the European Parliament delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula.

Reduction in cell phone charges in Europe

As chairman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy initiated Niebler 2007 Debates of the European Parliament with the Council and Commission on the EU Roaming Regulation and sat down for a strengthening of consumer rights. Through this regulation, the cell phone charges were significantly reduced in other European countries in the years 2007 to 2010 in the EU.

Seventh Research Framework Programme

As Parliament 's rapporteur on the Specific Programme "Ideas " Niebler was instrumental in the drafting of the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme.

The "Ideas" program support in the period 2007 to 2013, 7.5 billion euros single scientists who perform basic research. The allocation of funds is organized by the European Research Council.

Women Union

From 1999 to 2009 Niebler was district chairman of the Women's Union, Upper Bavaria, since it is state chairman of the FU Bavaria and thus also a member of the CSU Board.

Women's quota in the CSU

In June 2009, the FU -Bayern applied to their state convention in Amberg, a percentage of 40 percent for all party committees of the CSU introduce. As state chairman Angelika Niebler continued in the following months, a massively for the quota. Because of the resistance to a quota at all levels of the organization CSU Board sought shortly before the vote at the party convention for a compromise. Although a quorum according to the model of the CDU was talking, this variant were found to be impractical. The application on which should be voted on Congress ultimately, only provided a quota for the state board and the regional boards. Only in 2013 will draw a quota for local and district associations into consideration the CSU. At the party on October 29, 2010 in Munich, the majority of delegates voted for the introduction of women's quota.

Mentoring Program

2005 called Angelika Niebler the mentoring program in the district of Upper Bavaria in life. It is designed as a woman support program, the women approach leads to political work and qualified to do so. Each participant is assigned a mentor who helps a professional politician. Together through the mentees a program that covers the various aspects of political work and illuminated. Following this example, mentoring programs have been established in other district associations.

Other offices and volunteer activities

1995 Niebler became a member of the District Board of the CSU Upper Bavaria. Since 1996 she has been a member of the district council in the district of Ebersberg.

As patron of the European Foundation for premature babies and newborns with illnesses ( EFCNI ) it is committed to the support of families with preterm infants. Niebler is a member of the bipartisan European Union Parliamentarians European Parliament, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Technical University of Munich and the Board of Directors of the Deutsches Museum. In 2000 she was elected as a representative of the professions as a member of the German TV station ZDF Television Council. She is a founding member of the German European Security Association, founded in 2006.

14 May 2011 Niebler was elected to the county chairman of the CSU Ebersberg. Thus followed the former Bavarian Minister of Social Affairs Christa Stewens.

Niebler is a member of the Association of Female Lawyers Association


Angelika Niebler is married, has two sons and lives in Vaterstetten. For reasons of transparency Angelika Niebler lays on its website disclose their income.



  • Angelika Niebler: The European Union as an Environmental Union - roots and shoots of a cross- cutting policy. In: Kaul Henning and Hans Zehetmair: "Our Earth, there is only one ". Commitments to environmental responsibility. ( Studies on Environmental Economics and Policy, Volume 8 ). Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2009, pp. 37-47, ISBN 978-3-428-13183-9.
  • Angelika Niebler: EU Förderfibel. What the European Union does for Upper Bavaria. Released in self- Verlag, 2009.