Helga Trüpel is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany since 2004.
From 1991 to 1995 she has been minister for Culture and the Integration of Immigrants in the City State of Bremen.
Helga Trüpel studied German, Religious Studies and Psychology at the University of Bremen. In 1988 she completed her PhD in German Literature.
From 1987 to 1991 and again from 1995-2004 she was an elected member of the City Council of the City State of Bremen. In 1991 she joined the state government as minister for Culture and the integration of immigrants.
In 2004, 2009 and 2014 she was elected Member of the European Parliament joined the political group The Greens/EFA. Since 2004 she is a vice-president of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) and a substitute member of the Committee on Budgets. Between 2004 and 2014 Helga Trüpel worked as the spokesperson for budgetary affairs of her political group. Helga Trüpel has been a member of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China.