Herbert Boesch

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Herbert Bösch (2019)

Herbert Bösch (born September 11, 1954 in Feldkirch ) is a former Austrian politician ( SPÖ ). Of Boesch was 1989 to 1994 member of the Federal Council , 1994-1995 Member of the National Council and from 1995 to 2009 Member of the European Parliament .

education and profession

After primary school, Bösch attended a grammar school, which he graduated with the Matura in 1973. He did military service from 1973 to 1974 and then studied sociology and political science at the University of Konstanz. In 1978 he completed his studies with the academic degree Mag. Art. and got his degree as Mag. phil. nostrify. After that, Bösch worked from 1978 to 1979 as state branch manager of the Dr. Karl Renner Institute in Vorarlberg and was an employee of the state capital Bregenz from 1980 to 1995 . After leaving politics, Bösch returned to the Bregenz city administration in 2009.


Bösch was initially politically active from 1978 to 1988 as the state chairman of the young generation of the SPÖ Vorarlberg and was a substitute member of the Höchst municipal council from 1980 to 1985 . In addition, from 1980 to 1985 he held the position of local party chairman of the SPÖ Höchst and from 1989 was district party chairman of the SPÖ Bregenz. Between October 24, 1989 and October 18, 1994, he represented the SPÖ Vorarlberg in the Federal Council, after which he moved to the National Council, to which he was a member from November 7, 1994 to June 22, 1995 and for a short time on January 15, 1996. Bösch subsequently represented Austria in the European Parliament from January 1, 1995 to July 14, 2009 and from January 31, 2007 to July 13, 2009 he was the chairman of the Budgetary Control Committee. Bösch left parliament in the course of the 2009 European elections after the party leadership had placed him on a hopeless list. The bad ranking was widely seen as a punishment for Bösch's criticism of the EU-skeptical course of party chairman and Chancellor Werner Faymann.

Bösch was the European Parliament's permanent rapporteur on the fight against fraud and, in 1999, achieved the resignation of the entire Commission through his work as parliamentary budget controller. He was also a deputy member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development , a member of the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee and a deputy member of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.


Web links

Commons : Herbert Bösch  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b diepresse.comJoined the SPÖ and not the 'Krone'”, August 12, 2009
  2. ^ Die Presse, June 9, 2009, A straight Herbert
  3. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF file; 6.59 MB)