Hannes SWOBODA MEP
Ex-officio member as President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament
Born in 1646 in Bad Deutsch Altenburg, Austria. He gradutated in 1972 at the University of Vienna as a Doctof of Laws and with an MA in Economics. Hannes Swoboda first began working at the Vienna Chamber of Labour in the Department of Economic Affairs. From 1983-1994 he worked in Local goverment as was a Member of the Vienna Assembly and Municipal Council, mainly responsible for urban planning, development and staff. In 1996 he was elected as MEP and also headed the Austrain delegation. He has been on several different committees, more recently the committee on Regioanl Policy, Transposrt and Tourism. Since January 2012 Hannes Swoboda is President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament. He has also released several publications.