Eva Glawischnig

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Eva Glawischnig (2016)

Eva Glawischnig (full name Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek ; born February 28, 1969 in Villach ) is a former Austrian politician . From 1999 to 2017 she was a member of the National Council for the Greens . From October 2006 to October 2008 she was the third president of the National Council and from 2008 to 2017 she was federal spokeswoman and club chairwoman of the Greens. On May 18, 2017, she resigned from all offices for health reasons. She has been working for Novomatic since 2018 .

Professional background

She attended the Federal High School Porcia in Spittal an der Drau ; one of her school colleagues was the FPÖ - politician and later Minister of the Interior , Herbert Kickl ., After graduating from high school, she studied law at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and finished her studies in 1993 with a Magistra. In 1999 she obtained her doctorate. She devoted her dissertation at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz to the problem of nuclear power plants near the border and immediately put this knowledge into practice in a lawsuit against the controversial Mochovce nuclear power plant for the failure to pose a hazard from radioactive emissions . Your lawsuit against Slovenské Elektrárne as (Slovak power plants AG) was dismissed in the second instance before the Regional Court for Civil Law Matters Vienna in July 2005.

From 1992 to her entry into Viennese community politics in 1996, she worked as a legal advisor for the environmental protection organization Global 2000 , later she switched to the federal party of the Greens.

From October 1999 to May 2017 she was a member of the National Council; from October 30, 2006 to October 27, 2008 she was the third president of the National Council.

From 2002 Glawischnig was the deputy federal spokeswoman for the Greens under party leader Alexander Van der Bellen and at the same time deputy club chairman for the Greens in the National Council.

On October 3, 2008, Alexander Van der Bellen announced that he would resign as party chairman of the Greens and that Glawischnig was the designated new party leader. On October 24, she was unanimously elected chairwoman of the Green Parliamentary Club and the new managing party leader and later confirmed at the party congress.

On May 18, 2017, she announced her resignation from all political offices for health reasons, resigning her position as federal spokeswoman and club chairwoman of the Greens with immediate effect and her mandate in the National Council only with the next meeting of the National Council on June 7, 2017.

On March 2, 2018, it was announced with lively media interest that she was employed by the gaming group Novomatic , a company that in the past has repeatedly been the target of criticism from the Greens and Glawischnigs themselves. There she heads the staff unit for sustainability management and responsible play (Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability). After the announcement of the job change, she announced that she would resign her membership in the Greens. Glawischnig has been a member of the supervisory board of the German Novomatic subsidiary Löwen Entertainment since June 30, 2018 .


Eva Glawischnig with husband Volker Piesczek ( Life Ball  2010)

Glawischnig grew up in Unterhaus (municipality Seeboden am Millstätter See ) in a parental home close to the Freedom Party . Her parents ran an inn that no longer exists today. The politician originally wanted to become a musician and played the keyboard as a student in the Gerald Gaugeler Band. Their song "Gelati" made it into the Austrian charts at the end of the 1980s. Glawischnig took the entrance exam for the subject "Jazz" at the University of Art in Graz ; after not being accepted for the only free place, she began studying law .

Since June 2, 2005, Glawischnig has been married to the Austrian television presenter and ATV sports journalist Volker Piesczek . The church wedding in Seeboden followed on June 4th, and the couple's first son was born on May 15th, 2006. She announced her pregnancy in October 2005 on a society talk show on radio station Ö3 ; this appearance as a member of the " Seitenblickegesellschaft " earned her (also within the party) criticism. On July 1st, 2009 Glawischnig had their second son.


See also


Web links

Commons : Eva Glawischnig  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Christoph Böhmdorfer: The blue machinist. Date September 1, 2008, archived from the original on February 22, 2012 ; accessed on December 15, 2017 .
  2. Austrian Library Association : Entry on: Eva Glawischnig "Borderline Nuclear Power Plants: Legal Protection Options of Civil Law"
  3. Greens: Van der Bellen leaves, Glawischnig comes . In: The press . October 3, 2008
  4. https://www.derstandard.at/story/1224776248779/glawischnig-einstimmig-zur-klubobfrau-der-gruenen-gewaehlt
  5. https://derstandard.at/jetzt/livebericht/2000057831563/partments-eva-glawischnig-haben-vor-ruecktritt-als-gruene-parteichefin
  6. Time to hand over the tour In: Der Standard . 18th May 2017
  7. Lower Austria Greens: Greatest recognition for Glawischnig noe.orf.at, May 18, 2017, accessed May 18, 2017.
  8. ZIB Special: Declaration by Eva Glawischnig (The Greens) ( Memento of the original from May 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. tvthek.orf.at, May 18, 2017, accessed May 18, 2017. - Press conference in Parliament at 10 a.m. Video 11:52 min. (with quality disturbances, because transmitted via cellular phone from the room in the basement) + link to analyzes by ORF journalists.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / tvthek.orf.at
  9. Green boss Glawischnig declares resignation ( Memento of the original of May 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. tvthek.orf.at, May 18, 2017 10:00 a.m., accessed May 18, 2017. - Video 11:49 min. Slightly edited, in better quality. Available for 7 days.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / tvthek.orf.at
  10. Green leader Glawischnig resigns orf.at, Breaking News, May 18, 2017, accessed May 18, 2017.
  11. Eva Glawischnig goes to Novomatic . In: The press . March 2, 2018 ( diepresse.com [accessed March 2, 2018]).
  12. Ex-Green leader Glawischnig goes to Novomatic - noe.ORF.at. Retrieved March 2, 2018 .
  13. Glawischnig resigns from the Greens . In: news.ORF.at . March 2, 2018 ( orf.at [accessed March 2, 2018]).
  14. ^ Diepresse.com: Glawischnig on the German Novomatic subsidiary on the supervisory board . Article dated October 26, 2018, accessed October 26, 2018.
  15. ^ Paul Donnerbauer, Hanna Herbst: Who is Herbert Kickl? In: Vice. December 22, 2017, accessed on January 24, 2019 (Austrian German).
  16. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.6 MB)