Political groups

  • 14.07.2009 / 31.03.2011 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties

  • 14.07.2009 / 31.03.2011 : Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)


  • 16.07.2009 / 31.03.2011 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 16.09.2009 / 31.03.2011 : Delegation for relations with Canada


  • 16.07.2009 / 31.03.2011 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 16.09.2009 / 31.03.2011 : Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary


Explanations of vote

24-03-2011 P7_CRE(2011)03-24(7)

A7-0038/2011 - REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer rights

European Heritage Label (debate)

16-12-2010 P7_CRE(2010)12-16(2)

Freedom of expression and press freedom in the European Union (debate)

07-09-2010 P7_CRE(2010)09-07(16)

A sustainable future for transport (debate)

05-07-2010 P7_CRE(2010)07-05(18)

Explanations of vote

17-06-2010 P7_CRE(2010)06-17(8)

B7-0342/2010 - Motion for a resolution on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Revision of the Package Travel Directive (debate)

08-03-2010 P7_CRE(2010)03-08(16)

Reports - as rapporteur


REPORT Report on penalties for serious infringements against the social rules in road transport

30-04-2010 A7-0130/2010

Reports - as shadow rapporteur


REPORT on international air agreements under the Treaty of Lisbon

23-03-2011 A7-0079/2011

Opinions - as rapporteur


OPINION Final opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Europe, the world's No 1 tourist destiantion - a new political framework for tourism in Europe

03-02-2011 CULT_AD(2011)450607

Parliamentary questions


Account-opening procedures and combating internet fraud

03-02-2011 E-001187/2011 Commission

Security standards in air freight

25-11-2010 O-0194/2010 Commission

Planned revision of Directive 96/67/EC on access to the groundhandling market at Community airports

15-11-2010 E-9858/2010 Commission

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declaration of financial interests