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Lissy Gröner

Lissy Gröner German politician

German politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German politician
A.K.A. Lieselotte Gröner
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 31 May 1954, Langenfeld, Germany
Death 9 September 2019, Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany (aged 65 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany
The details
Biography

Liselotte Carola Gröner (31 May 1954 – 9 September 2019) was a German politician and from 1989 to 2009 was a Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Socialist Group. She sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education and its Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.

She was a substitute for the Committee on Budgets, substitute for the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Activities

  • Vice-President of SIW (Socialist International Women)
  • PSE coordinator on the Committee on Women's Rights and Equal opportunities
  • Vice-Chair of the Children's Alliance
  • Member of the board of the Association of Social-Democratic Women

Member of

  • The Workers' Welfare Association [de] (AWO)
  • Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND, Association for Nature and Environmental Protection)
  • Europa-Union Deutschland
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom IFFF

Main areas of work

  • Spokeswoman for SPD Members of the European Parliament on youth policy

Rapporteur for

  • The 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing and Beijing +5
  • Problems of children in the European Community
  • Poverty among women in Europe
  • Equal opportunities programme (interim report)
  • 2000-2006: The Youth Action Programme
  • White Paper on youth

Personal life

Gröner was a lesbian and was married to Sabine Gillessen. The couple married in Belgium in September 2005, with Gröner announcing, "There is no discrimination of same-sex couples in Belgium by law. And this is the signal we want to give to the people in Europe, to send the message out: it's possible to honor the love of same-sex people by law".

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https://www.nordbayern.de/region/neustadt-aisch/tod-von-lissy-groner-lost-in-neustadt-trauer-aus-1.9308198
https://www.euronews.com/2005/09/10/german-mep-marries-lesbian-partner-in-brussels
http://www.lissy-groener.de
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/1061
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-dif/1061_07-07-2004.PDF
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1104797496
https://viaf.org/viaf/5146825082207631193
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/5146825082207631193
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