• Josef
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • Vice-Chair
  • Austria Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
  • Date of birth: 6 March 1950, St. Florian am Inn


  • LIBE Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • DROI Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • D-IR Delegation for relations with Iran


  • IMCO Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • FEMM Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • DSEE Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
  • DACP Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

Executions in Egypt

08-02-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)02-08(8.2)

Threats to the rule of law by the Romanian justice system reform (debate)

07-02-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)02-07(15)

Shrinking space for civil society (debate)

07-02-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)02-07(18)
  • ”Resentment to failed neoliberal policies led many people to support illiberal parties.” ”The Left should stand up for its values and should not adopt the populist's agenda.” S&D Seminar on illiberal democracy and the Left: the Polish case
    21/02/2018 17:15 - twitter
  • Europa hautnah erleben: Diese Woche dürfen wir in Brüssel die Abgeordnete zum zum steirischen Landtag Cornelia Schweiner und ihre Besuchergruppe begrüßen. Danke für euer Interesse und die spannende Diskussion!
    21/02/2018 13:37 - facebook
  • thx for your important input!
    21/02/2018 12:11 - twitter
  • 21/02/2018 11:25 - twitter
  • "The law will require NGOs to obtain the authorization of the Minister of Interior to perform their basic functions. This procedure may take up to nine months." @martapardavi @NiedermullerMEP @Weidenholzer
    21/02/2018 10:21 - twitter
  • "#Civilsociety can only do what the HU government allows. This is extremely shrinking and limitating the space of civilsociety to carry out their work." @TheProgressives
    21/02/2018 10:14 - twitter



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