Germany (Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V.)
MEP 2004 – 2014
Martin Kastler was born on June 18, 1974 in Nuremberg. He is a German politician of the CSU and former member of the European Parliament. Kastler studied History and Political Sciences in Erlangen and Prague.
From 1996 to 1997 he gathered experience in the field of European policy as an employee in the Foreign Policy Department of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel. Kastler became press spokesman for the Nuremberg Metropole region and editor for DATEV. Since 1996 Kastler worked as a freelance journalist and publicist. From 2004 until his re-entrance into the European Parliament in December 2008 he was head of the Development Policy Department and Coordinator for EU-Projects for the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
Martin Kastler was member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and substitute member of the Committee on Development. Moreover, he was member of the Delegation EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and substitute member of the Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly EU-ACP. Kastler was spokesman for Social and Development Policy of the CSU group in the European Parliament. Furthermore, he held the office of Vice Chairman of the Intergroup ‘Bioethics’ as well as of the EPP Working Group ‘Bioethics’ in the European Parliament.
Martin Kastler is married, has three children and lives in Schwabach.
EP website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/25919/Martin_KASTLER_home.html