Beyond Growth 2023 Conference.

Member of the European Parliament (The Left), INTA Committee, Beyond Growth Conference organiser
Helmut Scholz

Helmut Scholz

Helmut Scholz is Member of the European Parliament, where he serves since 2009 as Coordinator of the THE LEFT group in the Committee on International Trade. He is also Member and THE LEFT Coordinator of the Constitutional Affairs Committee. Mr. Scholz is a Member of Parliament’s delegations for relations with the USA, with the PR China, with the UK, with Belarus, the EU - Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, and he sits in the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. Mr. Scholz has been sitting on the extended board of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Mr. Scholz is a Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Fair Trade Working Group. He is Member of the EP’s Steering Committee for the Parliamentary Assembly at the WTO. He is Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur for the Environmental Goods Agreement. He is an active member of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), as well as the Global Interparliamentary Network of Representatives worldwide supporting the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights.

He graduated at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations in political science in 1980 and served as diplomat in the Embassy of the German Democratic Republic in the PR China. He has been Head of the International Department of his party PDS, later Die LINKE, was elected to the party’s executive committee, as well as to the executive board of the Party of the European Left (EL).