Karin Kadenbach

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Karin Kadenbach
MEP
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
Constituency Austria
Personal details
Born Karin Emilia Kadenbach
(1958-04-19) 19 April 1958 (age 59)
Vienna, Austria
Political party  Austrian:
Social Democratic Party
 EU:
Party of European Socialists
Spouse(s) Alvin de Boch
Children 5
Alma mater University of Berlin
Religion Protestant
Website www.karinkadenbach.at

Karin Emilia Kadenbach (born 19 April 1958) is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Austria. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.

Life[edit]

Karin Kadenbach was born in 1958 in Vienna, where she also went to school. She was able to spend a school year at the Elmire Free Academy in New York (USA), where she gained the American High-School Diploma. After her school leaving examination she did a University course for advertisement and sales at the Economic University of Vienna. Starting from 1976 she was working in the advertising agency J. Walter Thomson.

Karin Kadenbach has five children and lives in Brussels and in Lower Austria.

Politics[edit]

From 1985 to 1994 Karin Kadenbach worked as secretary of the women group of the social democratic party in Lower Austria. In 1990 she was also elected in the municipal council of Großmugl.

In 2001 she became member of the regional council of Lower Austria where she also was responsible for health and environment in the provincial government for from 2007 to 2008.

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–present[edit]

Kadenbach has been a Member of the European Parliament since she won a seat at the 2009 European elections. Since then she is member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D).

7th parliamentary term (2009–14)[edit]

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In her first term, Kadebach was member in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and associated member for the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) and for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI). Moreover she was in the parliament's delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and substitute in the delegation for relations with the United States.

In October 2013, Kadenbach was rapporteur for the report on Eco-innovations – Jobs and Growth through environmental policy. With this report strategies for the creation on sustainable economic growth and connected also an increase for jobs were set.[1] In 37 cases, she served as shadow rapporteur.

8th parliamentary term (2015–19)[edit]

In the current term, Kadenbach is again member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and substitute in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) and in the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT). Additionally, she is vice president of the parliament's delegation for relations with Japan and substitute member in the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula.

Since January 2016, Kadenbach has been a member of the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector, which is in charge of investigating possible violations of European law in the measurement of emissions in the automotive sector.[2]

Since November 2015 she is also rapporteur on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health, plant reproductive material, plant protection products. Additionally she was shadow rapporteur on the mid-term review of the EU biodiversity strategy.[3]

Since 2015, Kadenbach has been serving as vice-president of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.[4] In addition, she is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Western Sahara[5] and the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.[6]

In 2014, Kadenbach supported Françoise Grossetête’s proposal to establish a European Parliament Intergroup on Health for Citizens, including stakeholders such as the European Cancer Patients Association and the Organisation for European Cancer Institutes.[7] Since 2014, she has also been serving as co-chairwoman (alongside Mairead McGuinness) of the MEP Heart Group, a group of parliamentarians who have an interest in promoting measures that will help reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).[8]

Other activities[edit]

  • International Forum Gastein (IFG), Vice-President

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report on Eco-Innovation" Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ [1] Members of the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector.
  3. ^ [2].
  4. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
  5. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Western Sahara.
  6. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
  7. ^ Peter O’Donnell (November 6, 2014), MEPs seek coherence on health policy European Voice.
  8. ^ Supporters MEP Heart Group.

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