Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek

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Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek
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Eva Glawischnig
Federal spokesperson of the Austrian Green Party
In office
October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03) – May 18, 2017 (2017-05-18)
Preceded by Alexander van der Bellen
Succeeded by Ulrike Lunacek
Personal details
Born (1969-02-28) February 28, 1969 (age 48)
Villach, Carinthia, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Political party Austrian Green Party
Spouse(s) Volker Piesczek
Alma mater University of Graz
Profession Politician

Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek (born February 28, 1969 as Eva Glawischnig) is an Austrian politician of the Austrian Green Party and its federal spokeswoman.


Born in Villach, Carinthia, Glawischnig attended gymnasium in Spittal an der Drau and took her Matura exams there.[1] She then studied law at the University of Graz, Styria, graduating in 1993 (Magistra) and 1999 (doctorate) respectively.[1]

Glawischnig worked as a legal adviser for Global 2000 (de) from 1992 until 1996.[1] In that year she embarked on a career in regional politics for the Green Party of Vienna, later moving on to the federal level.[1] She has been a member of the National Council of Austria (Nationalrat) since 1999[2] and became vice-chairperson of the Austrian Green Party in 2002.[1] Glawischnig has been a persistent critic of the Austrian government headed by Wolfgang Schüssel. On October 30, 2006 she became Third Speaker of the Austrian Parliament, as the first representative of the Greens in this office.[3]

On 3 October 2008, Glawischnig became the Greens' federal spokeswoman following Alexander Van der Bellen's resignation.[4]

On 18 May 2017, she resigned as the Greens' federal spokeswoman and retired from politics, citing personal reasons. [5]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Biographie" (in German). Die Grünen. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Ausführlicher Artikel über Eva Glawischnig" (PDF) (in German). Salzburger Nachrichten. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Parliament: swearing-in of new Members of Parliament". Austrian Federal Chancellery. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ ORF: "Van der Bellen sichtlich bewegt" (in German)
  5. ^ http://derstandard.at/2000057846796/Eva-Glawischnig-tritt-zurueckZeitpunkt-die-Fuehrung-abzugeben

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