Hannes Swoboda

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Hannes Swoboda, MEP

Hannes Swoboda (born 10 November 1946, Bad Deutsch Altenburg) is an MEP (11.11.1996- ) from the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ).[1]


Contents

Affiliations

Parliamentary Affiliations

Vice-Chair:
30.01.1997 / 13.10.1997 : Delegation for relations with South-east Europe
04.02.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Group of the Party of European Socialists
14.10.1997 / 23.02.1999 : Delegation for relations with South-east Europe
24.02.1999 / 19.07.1999 : Delegation for relations with South-east Europe
20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the Party of European Socialists
22.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Delegation for relations with South-east Europe
07.02.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe
20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Socialist Group in the European Parliament
21.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe
14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe
14.07.2009 / ... : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Member:
11.11.1996 / 03.02.1997 : Group of the Party of European Socialists
14.11.1996 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
14.11.1996 / 15.01.1997 : Delegation for relations with Slovenia
16.01.1997 / 29.01.1997 : Delegation for relations with South-east Europe
16.01.1997 / 23.02.1999 : Delegation for relations with Slovenia
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Subcommittee on Security and Disarmament
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
24.02.1999 / 20.07.1999 : Delegation to the EU-Slovenia Joint Parliamentary Committee
21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
07.02.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
07.02.2002 / 06.03.2002 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
15.09.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees
15.09.2004 / 20.09.2004 : Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe
19.01.2006 / 14.02.2007 : Temporary Committee on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
15.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
14.01.2009 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee
16.07.2009 / ... : Committee on Foreign Affairs
16.09.2009 / ... : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
16.09.2009 / ... : Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia
16.09.2009 / ... : Delegation for relations with the United States
Substitute:
14.11.1996 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy
14.11.1996 / 15.01.1997 : Subcommittee on Security and Disarmament
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on the Rules of Procedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities
22.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
08.10.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
06.07.2000 / 05.09.2001 : Temporary committee on the Echelon interception system
17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
07.03.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
15.09.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
14.03.2007 / 14.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
16.07.2009 / ... : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
16.07.2009 / ... : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
16.09.2009 / ... : Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
08.10.2009 / ... : Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis[2]

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Nothing to declare.[3]

Record of Parliamentary Votes

  • Voted in favour of the directive on "establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy" (A5-0027/2000). The directive covers all water management aspects in order to achieve a 'good status' of all waters by 2015.[4]
  • Voted against the directive on "national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants" (A5-0063/2000). The amendment allows setting less ambitious national emission ceilings for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which would result in more damage to human health and the environment.[5]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (A5-0100/2002). The amendment sets higher reuse and recycling rates for IT and telecommunication equipment.[6] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the report on "Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network" (A5-0135/2002). The Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T) is a network of so-called 'transport corridors' through Europe. This amendment calls for a full Strategic Environmental Assessment of these transport corridors and calls on the Commission to improve methods for analysing the environmental and economic impact of the TEN-T.[7]
  • Voted in favour of the regulation concerning "traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" (A5-0229/2002). The amendment allows customers the right to choose GM free food.[8]
  • Voted in favour of the report towards a "thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides" (A5-0061/2003). The amendment proposes to ban or severely restrict use of pesticides in areas around sources of drinking water and nature protected zones.[9]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on "environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage" (A5-0145/2003). According to the amendment, polluters have to pay for environmental clean-up, and it supports an EU-wide regime which makes polluters liable for the damage they cause to wildlife, water and land.[10]
  • Voted in favour of the directive on restructuring the "Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity" (A5-0302/2003). The amendment aims at giving tax benefits to environmentally friendly sources of energy, which would make them cheaper and more competitive to conventional (more polluting) sources of energy. It also gives tax benefits to environmentally friendly uses of energy for transport, for instance trains.[11] Rejected due to lack of absolute majority.
  • Voted in favour of the amendment on Bulgaria’s progress towards accession (A5-0105/2004). The report objects to extending the life of the nuclear power stations in Bulgaria.[12]
Election Campaign.jpg

Election Campaign 2009

Hannes Swoboda has pledged to three out of four issues presented by the Election Campaign:

  • to provide leadership in lobbying transparency and ethics,
  • to provide leadership in reforming financial architecture,
  • to promote corporate accountability.[13]

Hannes Swoboda has not pledged to promote a full-scale rethink of the EU trade policy.[14]


Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Studied law and economics (1964-1972).
  • Worked in the Vienna Chamber of Labour (1972-1986); employed in the economics department (finance and environmental policy). Director of the newly-founded Department for municipal, economic, health and housing policy (1976-1986).
  • Chairman of the SPÖ Committee on Local Government (1995).
  • SPÖ Federal Chairman responsible for education; member of the SPÖ Federal Executive; Member of the Vienna SPÖ Executive; Chairman of the Meidling district SPÖ (since 1979).
  • Member of the Vienna Assembly and Municipal Council (1983-1986).
  • Socialist Group coordinator in the Vienna Assembly and Municipal Council (1986-1988).
  • Municipal councillor responsible for urban development, planning and staff (1988).
  • Municipal councillor responsible for urban development, planning and transport (1988).
  • Municipal councillor responsible for urban development, planning and external relations of the city of Vienna (1988).
  • Member of the European Parliament since 1996.
  • Vice-Chairman, PSE Group, European Parliament.
  • PSE Group parliamentary manager.
  • Vice-President, Interparliamentary delegation for relations with South-East Europe (1997-2004).

Contact

Address:
Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
15G342
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
Phone:
+32 (0)2 28 45716
Fax
+32 (0)2 28 49716
Email:
hannes.swoboda AT spoe.at
hannes.swoboda AT europarl.europa.eu
Website:
http://www.hannes-swoboda.at
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Resources

Notes

  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Hannes Swoboda, accessed 05 December 2010.
  2. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Hannes Swoboda, accessed 05 December 2010.
  3. European Parliament, Erklärung der finanziellen Interessen der Mitglieder: Hannes Swoboda, 03 December 2008, accessed 27 April 2009.
  4. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  5. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  6. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  7. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  8. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  9. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  10. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  11. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  12. Friends of the Earth, EU Vote Watch, accessed 02 February 2009.
  13. Election Campaign, Hannes Swoboda, accessed 05 June 2009.
  14. Election Campaign, Hannes Swoboda, accessed 05 June 2009.
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