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- MITT MÅL -

Jag vill ge Europa tillbaka till folket. Jag vill ha ett Europa där folket i alla länder tillsammans bildar en bättre framtid. Mitt Europa är ett Europa av gemensamma drömmar och gemensamma insatser.

- MIN TRACK RECORD -

Sedan jag blev ordförande för den största politiska gruppen i Europaparlamentet 2014, har vår EPP-grupp varit parlamentets mest förenade politiska styrka. Tack vare denna enighet, har många av våra huvudidéer blivit lagar: Vi har drivit igenom viktiga nya regler om flygpassagerares register, för att intensifiera kampen mot terrorism. Vi inledde en ny mekanism för att avbryta viseringsfria resor vid nödsituationer och vi föreslog gratis Interrail-biljetter till alla 18-åringar, så att de kan upptäcka och uppleva vår kontinents skönhet. Det nyligen framlagda förslaget att rekrytera ytterligare 10 000 Frontex gräns- och kustbevakningar för att skydda våra gemensamma gränser leddes också av vår grupp. Baserat på EPP-gruppens rekord av enighet och styrka under min ledning, var jag hedrad och tacksam över att bli omvald som ordförande i 2016, med 98% av rösterna, så vi kunde fortsätta att bygga ett bättre Europa tillsammans.

- MINA RÖTTER -

Som en ingenjör till yrket etablerade jag två framgångsrika företag efter mina studier. Med de kristdemokratiska värdena som min guide har jag varit aktiv i politiken från en tidig ålder. Jag är djupt rotad i Nedre Bayerns landsbygd, där jag vann min första plats i det Bayerska parlamentet vid 29 års ålder. Idag är jag vice ordförande i Bayerns CSU, det tredje största partiet i Tyskland.Jag bor med min fru i en liten by i Nedre Bayern, och jag är aktiv i olika katolska föreningar.

- MITT MANDAT -

I november 2018 samlades min EPP-politiska familj i Helsingfors för att välja en av två kandidater för att föra vidare EPP:s vision för Europa. Jag hade äran att bli vald med en överväldigande majoritet som EPP:s ledande kandidat till Europeiska kommissionens ordförande.

- MITT LÖFTE -

Som Europeiska kommissionens ordförande kommer jag att förena människor för ett starkt, demokratiskt och tryggt Europa.

about-me
Meritförteckning
Födelse

1972, in Niederhatzkofen, Germany

civilstånd

Married

Bekännelse

Roman Catholic

Militärtjänst

Panzerjägerkompanie 560 Neuburg an der Donau

Professionell karriär

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

Politisk karriär

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.