Karin Resetarits

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Karin Resetarits, 2008

Karin Resetarits (born 15 December 1961) is an Austrian journalist and politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2009.

Early and personal life[edit]

Karin Resetarits was born in Vienna. From 1978 to 1979 she participated in AFS youth exchange and attended Huntington High School in Huntington on Long Island, Suffolk County, New York for one year.[1] In 1980 she finished gymnasium school in Austria with honors.

Karin Resetarits was married to Peter Resetarits, prominent ORF host and brother of singer Willi Resetarits and actor Lukas Resetarits.[2] She has four children.[3]

Journalistic career[edit]

She started her journalistic career at the National Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) as editor in the culture department, and became host of the news show Zeit im Bild and the culture show Treffpunkt Kultur.[4] From 2003 to 2004 she worked as host of a daily radio talk show for the private Austrian radio station Krone Hitradio.[1]

Her 2002 book entitled Ja, ich koche gerne! (Yes, I like to cook!) contains a number of recipes, but with 20 short stories about her life and family turns out to be a rather autobiographical work.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2004 she became a Member of the European Parliament with Hans-Peter Martin's List.[5] In December 2004, she declared her opposition to the implementation of software patents.[6]

Following strong disagreements with Martin, she joined the Liberal Group in the European Parliament on June 7, 2005. She subsequently also joined the Liberal Forum.[4][7]

On 21 August 2008 she was announced as the LIF's leading candidate in Salzburg for the 2008 Austrian legislative election, and as its European Union spokesperson.[8] The LIF failed to gain any representation in the National Council at the 2008 election.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wer ist wer? Karin Resetarits" (in German). Austrian Parliament. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Zur Person: Peter Resetarits" (in German). Niederösterreichische Nachrichten. Retrieved 2008-12-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b Resetarits, Karin (March 2002). Ja, ich koche gerne! (in German). Deuticke. ISBN 3-216-30578-3. 
  4. ^ a b "MEP profile Karin RESETARITS". European Parliament. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  5. ^ Baur, Dominik (2004-06-16). "Populisten in Österreich" (in German). Der Spiegel. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  6. ^ "NetzNews - Politik & Recht" (in German). Friedrich Stockhammer. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  7. ^ "AUSTRIA Political forces, The Liberal Forum". The Economist. 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  8. ^ "Karin Resetarits kandidiert fürs LIF Salzburg" (in German). Oe24.at. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

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