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.
|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014 – 2019
|Born||18 April 1970|
|Political party|| Danish|
Danish Social Liberal Party (formerly)
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (formerly)
|Alma mater||Aalborg University|
Rohde represented the ALDE group in Parliament. 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.
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.
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.
In January 2021 Rhode left the Social Liberal Party.
- "European Parliament profile". European Parliament. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- "Jens Rohde forlader Venstre til fordel for Radikale". TV2 Nyhederne (in Danish). 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- Zoya Sheftalovich (June 11, 2015), Telecoms breakfast turns out to be waffle Politico Europe.
- Paul Dallison (December 20, 2015), Danish MEP quits party over refugee confiscation plan Politico Europe.
- Sabina Zawadzki (December 20, 2015), Danish MEP quits party over plan to take refugee valuables Reuters.