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- MIT MÅL -

Jeg vil give Europa tilbage til folkene. Jeg vil have et Europa hvor folk fra alle lande skaber en bedre fremtiden sammen. Mit Europa er et Europa af delte drømme og fælles resultater.

- MINE RØDDER -

Siden jeg blev formand for den største gruppe i Europa-Parlamentet i 2014 har vores EPP gruppe været parlamentets mest samlede politiske kraft. Takket være af vores sammenhold er mange af vores ideer blevet til lov: vi har skabt nye regler for passagerlisteoplysninger, vi har styrket kampen mod terorrisme, vi har skabt en ny mekanisme til at suspenderer visa-fri rejser i nødssituationer og vi har foreslået gratis Interrail billetter til alle 18-årige så de kan rejse og opleve slønheden af vores kontinent. Vi førte også an i de nye forslag om at rekruttere 10,000 Frontex kyst- og grænsevagter for at beskytte de ydre grænser. På baggrund af EPP gruppens samling og styrke under mit lederskab opnåede jeg genvalg i 2016 med 98% af stemmerne, så vi sammen kan forsætte med at bygge et bedre Europa.

- MINE RESULTATER -

Som ingeniør af uddannelse startede jeg to succesfulde virksomheder efter min studietid. Inspireret af konservative værdier, har jeg været aktiv i politik fra en tidlig alder. Med mine dybe rødder i Nedre Bayern vandt jeg først en plads i det bayerske parlament som 29-årig. I dag er jeg næstformand i Bayerns CSU, det tredjestørste parti i Tyskland. Jeg bor med min kone i en lille by i Nederbayern og er aktiv i katolske organisationer.

- MIT MANDAT -

I November 2018 samledes min politiske familie, EPP, i Helsinki for at vælge en af to kandidater som bannerfører for EPPs visioner for Europa. Jeg havde æren af at blive valgt som EPPs spidskanddiat til kommissionsformand med et overvældende flertal.

- MIT LØFTE -

Som kommissionsformand vil jeg samle folk for et stærkere, demokratisk og sikkert Europa.

about-me
Curriculum vitae
Fødsel

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Civilstand

Married

Tilståelse

Roman Catholic

Militærtjeneste

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Professionel karriere

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

Politisk karriere

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.