Harald Ettl

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Harald Ettl, Brussel 2008.

Harald Ettl (born 7 December 1947 in Gleisdorf, Styria) is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

He is also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the delegation to the EUBulgaria Joint Parliamentary Committee, and a substitute for the delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries.


  • 1968: Diploma from higher technical education institute


  • 1969-1971: Technical employee
  • 1971-1973: Trade union secretary
  • Secretary-General (1973-1984) and President (1984-2000) of the Textile, Clothing and Leather Workers' Union
  • since 2000: Vice-President of the Metal and Textile Union
  • since 2004: Vice-President of the International Textile, Clothing and Leather Workers' Association
  • 1978-1989: Vice-Chairman of the General Accident Insurance Institution (AUVA)
  • 1978-1989: Chairman of the accident insurance committee, Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
  • 1987-1999: Chairman of the EU Committee, Austrian Federation of Trade Unions
  • 1989-1992: Federal Minister for Health, the Public Service, Sport and Consumer Protection
  • 1993-2001: Chairman of the Consumer Information Association
  • 1995-1996: Member of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Communities
  • 1996-2009: Member of the European Parliament

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