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- O MEU OBJETIVO -

Quero trazer a Europa para junto das pessoas. Procuro uma Europa onde as pessoas de todos os países lutem juntos por um futuro melhor. A minha Europa é uma Europa de sonhos comuns e de realizações conjuntas.

- O MEU RECORDE -

Desde que me tornei presidente do maior grupo político do Parlamento Europeu em 2014, o nosso Grupo PPE foi a força política mais unida do Parlamento. Devido a esta união, muitas das nossas principais ideias tornaram-se lei: impulsionamos novas regras sobre o registo de passageiros aéreos, para intensificar a luta contra o terrorismo; iniciamos um novo mecanismo para suspender as viagens sem visto em situações de emergência; e propusemos ingressos gratuitos no Interrail para todos os jovens de 18 anos, para que eles possam descobrir e experimentar a beleza do nosso continente. A recente proposta de recrutar mais 10.000 guardas de fronteira e costeira da Frontex para proteger as nossas fronteiras comuns foi também liderada pelo nosso Grupo. Com base no histórico de unidade e força do Grupo PPE, sob a minha liderança, senti-me honrado e extremamente grato por ser reeleito presidente em 2016, com 98% dos votos, para que todos juntos pudessemos continuar a construir uma Europa melhor.

- AS MINHAS RAÍZES -

Sou engenheiro, após concluir os meus estudos fundei duas empresas de sucesso. Guiado pelos valores da democracia cristã, entrei na vida política desde cedo. Profundamente enraizado na zona rural da Baixa Baviera, ganhei um lugar no parlamento bávaro com 29 anos de idade. Hoje sou vice-presidente da CSU em Baviera, o terceiro maior partido da Alemanha. Vivo com minha esposa numa pequena aldeia na Baixa Baviera, e sou participo ativamente em várias organizações leigas católicas.

- O MEU MANDATO -

Em novembro de 2018, a minha família política do PPE reuniu-se em Helsínquia para eleger um dos dois candidatos para levar avante a visão do PPE para a Europa. Tive a honra de ser eleito com uma esmagadora maioria como candidato principal do PPE para Presidente da Comissão Europeia.

- A MINHA PROMESSA -

Enquanto Presidente da Comissão Europeia, reunirei as pessoas para uma Europa forte, democrática e segura.

about-me
Curriculum Vitae
Nascimento

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Estado civil

Married

Confissão

Roman Catholic

Serviço militar

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Carreira profissional

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

Carreira política
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.