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Personal data

 

Date of birth: 16 July 1954

Place of residence: Villach, Austria

Civil status: Married, one daughter

Academic studies: English studies and history

Profession: Teacher

 

 

 

 

Political mandates and functions

 

2016-2017
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE
2016-2017 Special Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE for Central and Eastern Asia
2014 – 2016 Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE and Deputy Head of the Austrian delegation
2014-2017 Co-President of “Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament”
2009-2017 Spokesperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party for EU and Foreign Affairs; Deputy Chairperson of the EU Affairs Committee of the National Council; Member of the Foreign Policy Committee of the National Council; Member of the National Security Council
2003-2009 Chairperson of the Committee for Cultural Affairs of the National Council
Since 2003 Member of the Austrian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (i.a. Deputy Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage; Member of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy; repeatedly serving as rapporteur)
2000-2017 Member of the Austrian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE
1999-2017 Member of the Austrian Parliament
1997-1999 Member of the Municipal Council of the City of Villach