Elmar Brok is a German politician (born 14 May 1946). He studied law and politics in Germany and at the Centre for European Governmental Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He worked as a radio journalist and newspaper correspondent, before he became Senior Vice President for Media Development at Bertelsmann AG. Within the Christian Democratic Party in Germany, Brok has held numerous leadership positions, before entering the European Parliament in 1980. As a member of the Convention on the Constitution for Europe and in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Mr Brok contributed crucially to the Constitution of the European Union. Brok was also the European Parliament Representative on the Council’s Reflection Group for Maastricht II, the European Parliament Representative at the Intergovernmental Conference on the Treaty of Amsterdam, the European Parliament Representative at the 2000 Intergovernmental Conference and lately rapporteur on the European Externa Action Service (EEAS). He received many honours, including the First Class Federal Cross of Merit.