Jens Rohde


Jens Rohde (born 18 April 1970) is a Danish politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2014 until 2019. He was a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. He is currently a member of the Christian Democrats.

Jens Rohde

Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014  2019
ConstituencyDenmark
Personal details
Born (1970-04-18) 18 April 1970 (age 51)
Holstebro, Denmark
Political party Danish
Danish Social Liberal Party (formerly)
 EU
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (formerly)
Spouse(s)Katrine Fusager
Children3
Alma materAalborg University

Rohde represented the ALDE group in Parliament.[1] Rohde was originally elected for Venstre, but on 19 December 2015 announced that he would be joining the Social Liberal Party, due to disagreement with Venstre's immigration and foreign policy.[2]

In January 2021 Rhode left the Social Liberal Party.[3] He is now a member of the Christian Democrats.[4]

Political career


National politics

Between 1998 and 2005, Rohde represented Venstre in the Danish parliament, where he served as his parliamentary group's spokesperson on media policy.

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–2019

In the 2014 European elections, Rohde was elected as a member of European Parliament. Between 2009 and 2014, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. From 2014, he was a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, where served as the ALDE group's coordinator. In addition, he served as the ALDE group's shadow rapporteur for telecoms regulation.[5]

In December 2015, Rohde moved to the Danish Social Liberal Party in protest at a proposal of the Rasmussen government to give immigration authorities the power to search asylum-seekers’ clothes and luggage and to seize valuables and cash.[6][7]

In January 2021 Rhode left the Social Liberal Party.

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