The European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA) brings together more than 800 former MEPs from all EU countries and across the whole political spectrum. We avail of their experience and expertise to strengthen parliamentary democracy and serve European unity.

The current President of the European Parliament Former Members Association, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering is a German politician (CDU) and was the only Member of the European Parliament who has served continuously from the first direct election in 1979 until July 1st 2014 – with 35 years of uninterrupted membership. He held a number of leading positions in the EP and European People’s Party throughout his political career. From 2007 until 2009 he was President of the European Parliament.

Hans-Gert Pöttering

Hans-Gert Pöttering
FMA President
Former EP President