About me

I am South Tyrolean and in the European Parliament I am representing the people of the Euroregion Tirol-South Tyrol-Trentino and of the Belluno and Friuli areas.

I was born in 1969 in Brixen/Bressanone and I studied Agrarian Sciences in Piacenza.

My professional career started as a professor at the Agricultural College in Auer/Ora before I became the director of the agriculture department at the Bozen/Bolzano Chamber of Commerce. Later on, I directed for nearly 10 years the South Tyrolean Farmers' Federation.

I started my political career in 2005, with the South Tyrolean People's Party, as mayor of my hometown. In 2009 I was elected for my first mandate at the European Parliament and was re-elected in 2014 and 2019 for a second and a third mandate.

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APE

SINCE OCTOBER 2014

President of the European Parliamentary Association (APE)

100.441
preference votes
at the European elections in 2019.
93
speeches in plenary
since 2009.
98
percentage of participation
in plenary votes since 2014.