Helmut Kuhne (born on 6 September 1949 in Soest) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Socialist Group and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He is also a member of the Delegation for relations with the United States.
1974-1994: Worked at Lippstadt
Protestant Grammar School and in various adult education establishments, latterly as research assistant at the Regional Institute for School and Further Education, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Soest Since October 2000, taught intermittently at the Faculty for Social Sciences, Ruhr University, Bochum
1974-1978: Chairman of the Young Socialists, Western Westphalia district
1978-2000: Member of the Western Westphalia SPD District Executive
1984-1994: Member of Soest District Council
Member of the European Parliament 1991-1999: Member of the WDR Broadcasting Council