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- Моята ЦЕЛ -

Бих искал да върна Европа на хората. Искам Европа, където хората от всички страни работят заедно за едно по-добро бъдеще. Моята Европа е Европа с общи цели и общи постижения.

- Моите ПОСТИЖЕНИЯ -

От 2014 година съм председател на най-голямата политическа група в Европейския парламент. Благодарение на единството на нашата група много от нашите ключови идеи се превърнаха в закони: прокарахме изключително важните правила за резервационните данни на самолетните пътници, за да засилим борбата срещу тероризма; задействахме нов механизъм за временна отмяна на безвизовото пътуване при извънредни ситуации; предложихме безплатни билети Interrail за всички 18-годишни европейци, за да открият и почувстват красотата на нашия континент. Скорошното предложение за наемането на 10 000 допълнителни Frontex гранични служители, които да подсигурят нашите общи граници също беше предложено от нашата Група. Благодарен съм, че на базата на нашите постижения aз бях преизбран като Председател на групата на ЕНП през 2016 г. с 98 % от гласовете и със задачата да продължаваме да градим Европа заедно.

- Моите КОРЕНИ -

По професия съм инженер, след образованието си основах две успешни компании. От ранна възраст съм активен в политиката, направляван от ценностите на християндемокрацията. Спечелих своето първо изборно място в баварския парламент на 29 годишна възраст. Днес съм вицепрезидент на баварския Християн-социален съюз (ХСС), третата по големина партия в Германия. Живея със съпругата си в малко селце в Долна Бавария и съм активен в редица католически организации.

- Моят МАНДАТ -

През ноември 2018 г. моето политическо семейство се събра в Хелзинки, за да избере един от двамата кандидата, който да продължи мисията на ЕНП в Европа. Имах честта да бъда избран с категорично мнозинство като водещ кандидат на Европейската народна партия за Председател на Европейската комисия.

- Моето ОБЕЩАНИЕ -

Като Председател на Европейската комисия аз ще обединя хората в една силна, демократична и сигурна Европа.

about-me
Curriculum Vitae
раждане

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Гражданско състояние

Married

изповед

Roman Catholic

Военна служба

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Професионална кариера

Founder of two firms in the field of environmental management, quality management and occupational safety

Политическа кариера

2014 – Present: Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (www.eppgroup.eu)

2009 – 2014: Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

2006 – 2009: Home Affairs Spokesman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament; Member of the Bureau

2004 – Present: Member of the European Parliament, (www.europarl.europa.eu); former substitute Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Regional Development

2002 – 2004: Member of the Bavarian State Parliament / Bayerischer Landtag (www.bayern.landtag.de)

2002 – Present: Member of Kelheim District Council (www.landkreis-kelheim.de)

2015 – Present: Vice-President of the CSU Party (www.csu.de/partei/vorstand); Member of the Bureau (since 2009); and the Executive (since 2003)

2009 – 2014: Chairman of the CSU Committee on the Future of Bavaria (www.csu.de/partei/parteiarbeit/kommissionen/zukunftskommission/ueber-uns/)

2008 – 2016: CSU District Chair in Lower Bavaria (www.csu-niederbayern.de)

2003 – 2007: Chairman of the Junge Union Bayern (Youth Section of the CSU) (www.ju-bayern.de)

What are the crucial factors that have shaped my personal journey?

FAMILY: Family is the most important school of life. As the second oldest of three sons, I practiced assertiveness and teamwork from my earliest days. In 2002, I married my wife. My family is my ultimate retreat.

HOMELAND: While I enjoy working at the European level and thinking in a European manner, I am deeply rooted to my homeland. In July 1972, I was born in the district of Landshut. After kindergarten in Pfeffenhausen, I was enrolled in school in Wildenberg in the district of Kelheim. My educational path led me from the elementary school in Wildenberg via the middle school in Siegenburg and the secondary school in Rottenburg to the specialised secondary school in Landshut. During my voluntary work at the KLJB (Catholic Rural Youth Movement) – as a trumpet player in the church brass instrument group – and my contribution to village life, I gained vital life experience. For me, my home is my identity.

MUSIC: From my second year of secondary school, I have played guitar. Together with my friends I formed a band, in which I was involved in for almost twenty years. Our gigs at dancing events, festivals and carnival balls meant so much to me, and provided a wonderful life experience.

FAITH: Weekly church attendance is no duty for me; rather it is an enriching and spiritual experience. Christianity enriches my life, inducing a sense of continuity and stability in an increasingly fast-paced world. In the past, I regularly spent time in monasteries to foster spirituality and gain renewed momentum.

Establishing a company, being my own boss – I was already dreaming of this during my Physical Technology studies at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Environmental protection was, and still is, central to me. The study field of Technical Environmental Protection made it possible to pursue my interest in future technologies. This niche between biology, environmental protection and business administration continuously fascinates me.

After graduation in 1996, I founded my first company together with a partner; some years later a second one followed, in the field of environmental and quality management as well as work safety.

Today, both companies are no longer in my possession. I fully concentrate on my political tasks.

Since 2004, I represent, as a Member of the European Parliament, the voice of the 1.2 million inhabitants of Lower Bavaria. Personally, practicing politics at the European level represents the ultimate platform.

Unsalaried political work provided a practical political base: at the age of 16, I became politically active. From 2003 to 2007, I had the pleasure to lead and shape the Junge Union (Young Christian Democrats) as Regional Chairman – the first Lower Bavarian in history.

At the age of 29, I became the youngest member of the State Parliament of Bavaria – first as a substitute, then, in 2003, directly via the CSU list in Lower Bavaria. Subsequently, I became a Member of the European Parliament.