Born in Metz – a city in the North East of France – in 1956, Nathalie Griesbeck obtained a Masters of Law at the University of Metz and two post-graduate degrees at the University of Nancy as valedictorian. She continues to be a lecturer in public law at the University of Metz (on hold).
Very involved locally, Nathalie Griesbeck has occupied several functions in the town hall council of Metz and in the departmental council of Moselle for over 30 years in the areas of economics, social and cultural affairs.
Elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2004 for the French “Grand Est” constituency as a centrist candidate (for the UDF (Union for French Democracy) in 2004, for the MoDem (Democratic Movement) in 2009, and on the list “les Européens UDI-MoDem in 2014) Nathalie Griesbeck joined the Civil liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) in 2009. She also sits in the Employment and Social affairs Committee (EMPL) and takes part in both the Delegations to the ACP-EU and the Latin America-Euro Joint Parliamentary Assemblies. During her former terms in office she was a member of the Budgets and Transport and Tourism Committees. In 2013, she was named as Rapporteur to the European Parliament on the situation of non-accompanied minors in the EU. She is currently Rapporteur on the proposal for a directive on the presumption of innocence.