MEP Tiemo Wölken

“The EU Beating Cancer Plan will be key when it comes to eliminating inequalities for cancer patients within the EU.”


Tiemo Wölken is a young politician from northern Germany. He has been active in local politics since 2003 in his home region and holds a LL.M. in International Law from the University of Hull, England. Since 2016, he is a lawyer in addition to being a Member of the European Parliament.

Tiemo is the S&D Coordinator in the Committee on legal affairs, a Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a Substitute Member in the Special Committee on Beating Cancer. In addition, he is the health spokesperson of the German S&D Delegation, Chair of the “Let’s Talk Prostate Cancer” Group, Vice Chair of the MEP AMR Interest Group and Co-Chair of the MEP working group on innovation, access to medicines and poverty-related diseases.

Tiemo’s areas of expertise are environmental issues, healthcare, legal affairs, and all things digital – from eHealth to tackling geoblocking.