Welcome to my Homepage! I’m glad you’ve stopped by to get to know me a little better.

I am a member of the Presidium of the German Liberal Party FDP, as well as the leader of the FDP association in the south-western German state Baden-Württemberg. As of 2017, I am a member of the German Bundestag for the FDP. I am responsible for the section of the FDP´s agenda “Vorankommen durch eigene Leistung” (“Progress through individual achievement”). The goal of the FDP is to create an economic and political environment, free from bureaucracy and stifling regulation, where every person has the possibility to be self-determined and reach their own goals.  In my role as a member of the Bundestag, I am a member of the Interparliamentary Committee for Stability, Economic and Political Coordination and Guidance in the EU. I am also a member of various other committees, including Work and Social Issues, Economics and Energy, Health and Tourism. My political views are based upon the ideas of the social market economy, an open society, the functioning rule of law, freedom of entrepreneurship, research and media, and politics and policy-making that enable our citizens to fully benefit from progress through innovation and digitalisation.

I was a member of the European Parliament from 2009-2017, and was a member of the Committee on Economics and Monetary Affairs, the Enquiry Committee on Tax Avoidance and Money Laundering (“Panama Papers”), and a Deputy Member of the Committee on Budget Control. I was also the Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with Australia and New Zealand, and Co-Rapporteur for the Special Committee on Corporate Tax Avoidance (TAXE / „LuxLeaks“). Overall, my work focused on the establishment of the right EU legal framework for the Capital Markets Union, the Digital Single Market and fair tax competition that does not disadvantage small and medium size enterprises.

Prior to being elected to the European Parliament, I graduated from the University of Tübingen with a degree in Economics, I was Mayor of the city Horb am Neckar, and I was a Member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg.

For up to date details on what I’m working on, you can look at my social media accounts on the links to the left of the page. You can also always contact me or my team at michael.theurer@bundestag.de.

Vice Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group

Chairman of the working group „Progress through individual achievement“ („Vorankommen durch eigene Leistung“)

Deputy member of the committee on Economics and Energy Issues

Deputy member of the committee on Work and Social Issues

Deputy member of the committee on Health Issues

Deputy member of the committee on Tourism Issues

Graduated from Martin-Gerbert-Gymnasium in Horb (1986)

Military service with the Air Brigade 25 in Calw (1986-1987)

Editor of local news of the Schwarzwälder Bote in Oberndorf and Schramberg (1988-1990)

Studied economics at the University of Tübingen (1990-1995, graduated 1995)

Mayor of the city of Horb (1995-2009)

Member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg (2001-2009)

Member of the European Parliament (2009-2017)

Member of the German Bundestag (2017-present)

Lecturer at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Lörrach (2011-present)

Joined the Young Liberals and the FDP/DVP (1983)

Regional chairman of the Young Liberals (1991-1994)

Member of the State Executive Board of the FDP/DVP (1991-2011)

Deputy chairman since 1999

Member of the Municipal Council of Horb and Chairman of the Municipal faction of Freien Demokraten/Freien Wähler (1989-1995)

Member of the City Council faction of the FD/FW (1989-2019)

Chairman of the City Council faction of the FD/FW (1989-1994)

Member of the Freudenstadt County Council (1999-present)

Chairman of the County Council faction of the FD/FW (2004-2009)

Spokesman on Legal, Media, and European Affairs for the FDP State Parliament faction and deputy chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the State Parliament Baden-Württemberg (2001-2006)

Deputy chairman of the State Parliament faction of the FDP/DVP (2006-2009)

Member of the Federal Executive Board of the FDP (2003-2011; 2013-present)

Regional Chairman of the state division of the FDP in Baden-Württemberg (2013)

Member of the European Parliament (2009-2017)

Member of the German Bundestag (2017-present)

Chairman of the Support and Development Association „Ehemalige Synagoge Rexingen e.V.“

Deputy Chairman of the European Parliamentary Association

Theurer, Michael und Sondhof, Harald: Wettbewerb in den lokalen Fernmeldemärkten der USA. Diplomarbeit, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. 1995.

Theurer, Michael und Sondhof, Harald: Wettbewerb in den lokalen Fernmeldemärkten – dargestellt am Beispiel der USA. In: Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb. 46Jg., Heft 3, S. 177-187.

Theurer, Michael: Impulse für eine Reform von unten – Kommunitärer Liberalismus. In: Chatzimarkakis, Georgis und Hinte, Holger (Hrsg.): Freiheit und Gemeinsinn. 1997. S. 134-158.

Theurer, Michael: Vom Wutbürger zum Mutbürger: Demokratie in Europa. In: LIBERAL, Vierteljahreshefte für Politik und Kultur. Dezember 2011, 53. Jahrgang, S. 42-46.

Theurer, Michael: Demokratie und Internet. In: Doering, Detmar; Eckner, Constantin; Hentrich, Steffen; Liermann, Susanne; Schuster, Dirk (Hrsg.): Demokratie in Europa. Liberale Perspektiven. 2013. S. 307-323.

Has stayed in the following places for more than one month: UK, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Belgium and France

Language skills: German, English and French

Foreign languages

Skiing in winter

Tennis and jogging in summer

Classical music


Good wine


Personal information

  • Married to Dr. Antje Giede-Jeppe
  • Degree in Economics
  • Member of the German Bundestag
  • Former Member of the European Parliament
  • Former Member of State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg
  • Former Mayor
  • Born 12 January 1967 in Tübingen
  • Protestant

Portrait Michael Theurer