about-me about-me

- TAVOITTEENI -

Haluan tuoda Euroopan takaisin ihmisten luo. Haluan sellaisen Euroopan, jossa kaikkien maiden kansalaiset yhdessä rakentavat paremman tulevaisuuden. Minun Eurooppani on yhteisten unelmien ja yhteisten saavutusten Eurooppa.

- SAAVUTUKSENI -

Tultuani Euroopan parlamentin suurimman poliittisen ryhmän puheenjohtajaksi 2014, meidän EPP-ryhmä on ollut parlamentin yhtenäisin poliittinen voima. Tämän yhtenäisyyden ansiosta monet tärkeimmistä tavoitteistamme ovat toteutuneet: olemme tehostaneet terrorismin torjuntaa kehittämällä uusia sääntöjä koskien pakollisia tietoja lentomatkustajista; kehitimme uuden mekanismin viisumivapaan liikkumisen keskeyttämiseksi hätätilanteissa; ja ehdotimme ilmaisia Interrail-lippuja kaikille 18-vuotiaille, jotta he voivat kokea maanosamme kauneuden. EPP-ryhmä oli ensimmäinen, joka ehdotti, että rekrytoimme 10 000 uutta Frontexin raja- ja rannikkovartijaa yhteisten rajojemme suojelemiseksi. Olen kunnioitettu ja kiitollinen siitä, että sain 98% äänistä kun minut valittiin uudelleen EPP-ryhmän puheenjohtajaksi vuonna 2016.

- JUURENI -

Olen koulutukseltani insinööri, ja perustin kaksi menestyksekästä yritystä opintojeni jälkeen. Kristillis-demokraattisten arvojen ohjaamana olen ollut aktiivinen politiikassa jo nuoresta iästä lähtien. Minut valiittin ensimmäistä kertaa Baijerin parlamenttiin 29-vuotiaana. Nykyisin olen Baijerin CSU: n varapuheenjohtaja, joka on Saksan kolmanneksi suurin puolue. Asun vaimoni kanssa pienessä kylässä Ala-Baijerissa, ja olen aktiivinen useissa maallisissa katolilaisjärjestöissä.

- MANDAATTINI -

EPP-perhe kokoontui marraskuussa 2018 Helsinkiin valitsemaan kärkiehdokkaansa. Minulla oli kunnia tulla valituksi ylivoimaisella äänten enemmistöllä EPP-ryhmän kärkiehdokkaaksi Euroopan komission puheenjohtajaksi.

- LUPAUKSENI -

Euroopan komission puheenjohtajana, tulen tuomaan ihmiset yhteen vahvan, demokraattisen ja turvallisen Euroopan puolesta.

about-me
Curriculum Vitae
syntymä

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Siviilisääty

Married

Tunnustus

Roman Catholic

Asepalvelus

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Työura

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

poliittinen ura

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.