Jens Rohde
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Jens Rohde
Jens Rohde

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Member of the European Parliament

1 July 2014 - 2019
Personal details
Born (1970-04-18) 18 April 1970 (age 50)
Holstebro, Denmark
Political party Danish
Danish Social Liberal Party
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Spouse(s)Katrine Fusager
Alma materAalborg University

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 is a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

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]

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.[3]

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.[4][5]


  1. ^ "European Parliament profile". European Parliament. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Jens Rohde forlader Venstre til fordel for Radikale". TV2 Nyhederne (in Danish). 19 December 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Zoya Sheftalovich (June 11, 2015), Telecoms breakfast turns out to be waffle Politico Europe.
  4. ^ Paul Dallison (December 20, 2015), Danish MEP quits party over refugee confiscation plan Politico Europe.
  5. ^ Sabina Zawadzki (December 20, 2015), Danish MEP quits party over plan to take refugee valuables Reuters.

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