The EPP Group promotes centre-right policies in the European Parliament. We have led the reforms allowing the EU to overcome the economic crisis. We now want to push a reform agenda for Europe's future, to improve its competitiveness for more growth and jobs as well as to regain the trust of Europe's citizens. The single market is the best tool to achieve this aim. Existing rules must be implemented and the power of the digital single market must be harnessed.
Born in 1972 in Niederhatzkofen (Bavaria). Married since 2002. Graduated in physical technology from the Munich University of Applied Sciences in 1996. Since 1989 member of the Junge Union (JU) and the CSU; from 2003 to 2007 Regional Chairman of the JU Bavaria. From 2002 to 2004 Member of the Bavarian State Parliament. MEP since 2004; from 2006 to 2009 Spokesman on Home Affairs of the EPP-ED Group. Since 2006 Member of the EPP Group Bureau and Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group from 2009 to 2014.