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- MOJ CILJ -

Evropo želim vrniti ljudem. Želim si Evrope, v kateri bodo ljudje vseh držav skupaj oblikovali boljšo prihodnost. Moja Evropa je Evropa skupnih sanj in skupnih dosežkov.

- Moja dosedanja pot -

Odkar sem leta 2014 postal predsednik največje politične skupine v Evropskem parlamentu, je bila naša skupina ELS najbolj združena politična sila parlamenta. Zahvaljujoč tej enotnosti so številne naše ključne zamisli zaživele: postavili smo zelo pomembna pravila o evidenci letalskih potnikov, da bi se zoperstavili terorizmu; začeli smo z novim sistemom za prekinitev potovanj brez vizumov v primeru izrednih razmer; in predlagali brezplačne Interrail vozovnice za vse 18-letnike, da bodo lahko odkrivali in doživeli lepoto naše celine. Skupina je vodila tudi nedavni predlog za zaposlovanje dodatnih 10.000 obmejnih in obalnih policistov Frontexa za zaščito naših skupnih meja. Bilo mi je v veliko čast, da sem bil leta 2016 z 98 % glasov znova izvoljen za predsednika skupine ELS. To je zame pomenilo priznanje za moja prizadevanja po ubranem in močnem delovanju skupine. Pomenilo pa je tudi priložnost, da še naprej skupaj gradimo boljšo Evropo.

- MOJE KORENINE -

Kot inženir sem po študiju ustanovil dve uspešni podjetji. V imenu vrednot krščanske demokracije sem v politiki dejaven že dolga leta. Moje korenine izhajajo iz podeželske Spodnje Bavarske, kjer sem prvič dobil sedež v bavarskem parlamentu pri 29. letih. Danes sem podpredsednik Bavarske CSU, tretje največje stranke v Nemčiji. Z ženo živim v majhni vasici na Spodnjem Bavarskem, kjer sem dejaven v različnih katoliških organizacijah.

- MOJ MANDAT -

Novembra 2018 se je celotna stranka ELS zbrala v Helsinkih, z namenom, da izbere enega od dveh kandidatov, ki bo nadaljeval vizijo ELS-a za Evropo. Bilo mi je v veliko čast, da sem bil z veliko večino izvoljen kot vodilni kandidat ELS-a za predsednika Evropske komisije.

- MOJA OBLJUBA -

Kot predsednik Evropske komisije bom združil ljudi za močno, demokratično in varno Evropo.

about-me
Življenjepis
rojstvo

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

Osebni status

Married

spoved

Roman Catholic

Vojaška služba

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

profesionalna kariera

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

politična kariera

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.