Reinhard Rack

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Reinhard Rack

Reinhard Rack (born 7 August 1945, Leoben) is a former MEP (01.01.1995-13.07.2009) from the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) - Ursula Stenzel List.[1]


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Affiliations

Parliamentary Affiliations

Vice-Chair:
13.11.1996 / 19.07.1999 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
Member:
01.01.1995 / 14.04.1996 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
18.01.1995 / 11.07.1995 : Delegation for relations with the United States
19.01.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Institutional Affairs
17.02.1995 / 13.11.1996 : Committee on the Rules of Procedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities
12.07.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Delegation for relations with the United States
21.09.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
15.04.1996 / 10.11.1996 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
11.11.1996 / 12.11.1996 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
14.11.1996 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Budgetary Control
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Budgetary Control
16.01.1997 / 01.10.1997 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Institutional Affairs
02.10.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
05.10.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
06.02.2002 / 09.04.2003 : Members from the European Parliament to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union (ACP-EU)
10.04.2003 / 19.07.2004 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
20.07.2004 / 05.02.2006 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
06.02.2006 / 13.07.2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
23.05.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
Substitute:
19.01.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Regional Policy
16.01.1997 / 13.10.1997 : Delegation for relations with the United States
16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Regional Policy
24.04.1997 / 19.11.1997 : Temporary committee instructed to monitor the action taken on the recommendations made concerning BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy)
14.10.1997 / 23.02.1999 : Delegation for relations with the United States
24.02.1999 / 19.07.1999 : Delegation for relations with the United States
21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
22.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
16.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with Japan
15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with Japan[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 in favour of 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 against 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 against 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 against 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 against 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.

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Studied law and interpreting at the University of Graz (1964-1968).
  • Dr. jur. Qualified translator.
  • University assistant (1968).
  • Postdoctoral lecturing qualification (1976).
  • University professor in constitutional, administrative and European law (since 1980).
  • Visiting professor, Rutgers University, Camden/New Jersey (1985 and 1988).
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Malaysia (UMESP), Kuala Lumpur (2001).
  • Spokesman on European affairs for the Land of Styria (1990-1994).
  • Member of the Nationalrat (1994 and 1996).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1995).
  • ÖVP Head of Delegation (1995-1996).
  • Vice-Chairman, Group of the European People's Party, European Parliament (1996-1999).
  • Vice-Chairman, EPP-ED Group, European Parliament. Member, Convention for drafting a European Charter of Fundamental Human Rights (1999-2000).
  • Member, Convention on the Future of Europe (2002-2003).
  • Member, Austria Convention (since 2003).

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Notes

  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Reinhard Rack, accessed 02 December 2010.
  2. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Reinhard Rack, accessed 02 December 2010.
  3. European Parliament, Erklärung der finanziellen Interessen der Mitglieder: Reinhard Rack, 22 January 2009, accessed 26 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.
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