about-me about-me

- IL MIO OBIETTIVO -

Desidero restituire l’Europa alle persone. Un’Europa dove i cittadini di tutti i Paesi possano creare, insieme, un futuro migliore. La mia Europa è un’Europa fatta di sogni e successi comuni.

- IL MIO CURRICULUM -

Da quando sono stato eletto, nel 2014, Capogruppo del più grande gruppo politico nel Parlamento europeo, il Gruppo del Partito Popolare Europeo (PPE) si è dimostrata la forza politica più unita in Parlamento. Grazie a questa unità, molte delle nostre idee più importanti sono diventate legge. Abbiamo proposto e avanzato nuove regole fondamentali sulla disciplina del registro dei passeggeri (PNR), le quali hanno permesso di compiere un deciso passo avanti nella lotta contro il terrorismo. Abbiamo stabilito un meccanismo per sospendere, in caso di emergenza i viaggi che non necessitano del visto. Inoltre, abbiamo proposto e ottenuto che tutti i giovani Europei, al compimento dei 18 anni, ricevano un biglietto gratuito per l’Interrail così che possano scoprire il nostro continente e fare esperienza della sua bellezza. In aggiunta, il nostro gruppo politico ha guidato la recente proposta di aumentare a 10.000 il numero di agenti dell’Agenzia europea della guardia di frontiera e costiera (Frontex) al fine di proteggere i nostri confini comuni. Grazie all´unità e alla forza dimostrate dal Gruppo PPE sotto la mia guida, sono stato grato e onorato di essere rieletto, ancora una volta, come Capogruppo nel 2016 con il 98% dei voti, così da poter continuare a costruire un’Europa migliore.

- LE MIE RADICI -

Ingegnere di professione, dopo aver terminato i miei studi, ho fondato due aziende di successo. Guidato dai valori della democrazia cristiana, sono stato attivo politicamente sin da giovane. Radicato nella rurale Bassa Baviera, sono stato eletto per la prima volta nel Parlamento bavarese all’etá di 29 anni. Oggi sono Vice-Presidente del partito bavarese CSU, il terzo piú grande in Germania. Vivo con mia moglie in un piccolo paese nella Bassa Baviera e opero in diverse organizzazioni cattoliche.

- IL MIO MANDATO -

A novembre 2018, la mia famiglia politica si è riunita ad Helsinki per scegliere tra uno di due candidati affinché portasse avanti la visione del PPE in l’Europa. Ho così avuto l’onore di essere eletto, con una schiacciante maggioranza, candidato di punta per la Presidenza della Commissione europea.

- LA MIA PROMESSA -

Da Presidente della Commissione europea è mia intenzione unire le persone per creare un’Europa forte, democratica e sicura.

about-me
Curriculum Vitae
Nascita

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Stato civile

Married

Confessione

Roman Catholic

Servizio militare

Carriera professionale

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

Carriera politica

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.