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- MÔJ CIEĽ -

Chcem dať Európu späť ľuďom. Chcem Európu, kde ľudia všetkých krajín spoločne tvoria lepšiu budúcnosť. Moja Európa je Európou spoločných snov a spoločných úspechov.

- MOJE VÝSLEDKY -

Odkedy som sa stal predsedom najväčšej politickej skupiny v Európskom parlamente v roku 2014, naša skupina EĽS bola najjednotnejšou politickou silou v Parlamente. Vďaka tejto jednote sa mnohé z našich kľúčových myšlienok stali právnymi predpismi: presadzovali sme nové dôležité pravidlá týkajúce sa záznamov o cestujúcich v leteckej doprave, aby sme zintenzívnili boj proti terorizmu; iniciovali sme nový mechanizmus na pozastavenie bezvízového styku v prípade núdzových situácií; a navrhli sme bezplatné vlakové lístky Interrail pre všetkých 18-ročných, aby mohli objaviť a zažiť krásu nášho kontinentu. Nedávny návrh na prijatie 10 000 ďalších pohraničných a pobrežných stráží agentúry Frontex na ochranu našich spoločných hraníc viedla aj naša skupina. Na základe záznamov o jednote a sile skupiny EĽS pod mojím vedením som bol poctený a vďačný, že som bol opätovne zvolený za predsedu v roku 2016 s 98% hlasov, takže sme mohli pokračovať v budovaní lepšej Európy.

- MOJE KORENE -

Ako inžinier z povolania som po ukončení štúdia založil dve úspešné spoločnosti. Pod vedením hodnôt kresťanskej demokracie som v politike pôsobil už od útleho veku. Hlboko zakorenený vo vidieckom Dolnom Bavorsku som vo veku 29 rokov získal prvé miesto v bavorskom parlamente. Dnes som podpredsedom bavorskej CSU, tretej najväčšej strany v Nemecku. Bývam so svojou ženou v malej dedinke v Dolnom Bavorsku a pôsobím v rôznych katolíckych laických organizáciách.

- MÔJ MANDÁT -

V novembri 2018 sa moja politická rodina z EĽS zišla v Helsinkách, aby si vybrala jedného z dvoch kandidátov na pokračovanie vízie EĽS pre Európu. Mal som tú česť byť zvolený drvivou väčšinou ako vedúci kandidát Európskej ľudovej strany.

- MÔJ SĽUB -

Ako predseda Európskej komisie spojím ľudí, aby vytvorili silnú, demokratickú a bezpečnú Európu.

about-me
Životopis
politík

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Rodinný stav

Married

vyznanie

Roman Catholic

Vojenská služba

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Profesionálna kariera

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

politická kariéra

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.